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A Zoom chat during the 2020 Covid pandemic. Slipware potter Doug Fitch reveals the story behind the moulds for his beautiful large platters. When Michael Cardew’s Wenford Pottery closed in 2004, some twenty years after his death, Doug Fitch went to visit the dilapidated premises. Looking round the dust-filled attic he stumbled upon a pile of moulds, ‘abandoned and covered in guano’. Purchased from the new owner and relocated to Fitch’s studio, these moulds have been recommissioned – and with magnificent results. The conversation is interspersed with footage of Doug moulding and decorating these dishes plus a look at a few of his ad hoc tools.