Readers may be interested to know about a fascinating exhibition currently on at the Sam Fogg gallery in London,W1: Pots and Tiles of the Middle Ages. This rare functional pottery was described many years ago by W. B. Honey as the some of the most beautiful pottery in the world.
The collection of largely English and French items (including at least one pot from Dorset and a large number of tiles from a church in Somerset) has been assembled by Maureen Mellor of Oxford University over the last 20 years and is displayed at eye level with no glass barrier. You can view a selection of the exhibits here.
Entry is free and there is a fine illustrated catalogue at £20, see here. The show runs until May 16th.