Cast iron cooking pot – failed repair

Who repaired it?

I did

How long did the repair take?


How much did it cost?


How was the object repaired?

It does not seem possible.

Why did you repair the object?

It has cracked on the base. It got too hot. Could be repurposed in the garden.

Why do you think it is important to repair things?

These are expensive pots and this one was purchased in France. It’s a very versatile pot – a traditional French stewing pot and it looks good. It’s very difficult to purchase these in Ireland – must go to France to a traditional market – gutted. This is not enamelled. It’s raw iron and you must keep it oiled – modern pots are enamelled.

What would be important to you to be included in a Repair Declaration for Ireland?

Support for traditional crafts

What actions do you think could help Westmeath achieve a vibrant repair culture?

Support for local crafts