Pin Mill and Pru’s jug

By Sally Pudney on 9th September 2016

As promised in my last post, here is the jug I bought by Pru Green, at the Sentinel Gallery in Wivenhoe!

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A trip up to Pin Mill on the Orwell estuary today with Graham. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever driven under the Orwell Bridge! There is a convenient car park on the narrow lane down to the estuary, and also the very convenient Butt and Oyster pub, where we had a delicious fish pie for lunch sitting in the sunshine, after a walk through the National Trust woods, with lovely views across the river.

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pinmill-018(Not quite sure why I’ve got my eyes shut in the woods . . . !)

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pinmill-020s.b. Melissa of London – when I got home I looked her up in my 2009 Thames Sailing barge guide, and at that time she was under-going restoration at Pin Mill, which was almost complete. She was built in 1899 in Southampton.

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Looking back up the estuary, towards the Orwell bridge.

Back in my studio, I’m working away at Essex Wood: August – yes, I know it’s September! I’ve got a bit behind due to painting the telephone boxes for the Christmas cards.  But it’s supposed to be a wet weekend here, so I shall just stay in the studio and get on with it! Will try to update with some progress shots tomorrow.

And finally! – only a week to go to Open Studios! My first weekend is 17th/18th September, open from 11-6. All the details for me, and all the other participating artists are on the website www.colchesteropenstudios.org.uk – and if you have the booklet, I’m on page 19!

Friday – Yay! Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂


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