Nicholas Mosse Pottery Jug

Who repaired it?

I did

How long did the repair take?

30 min

How much did it cost?

50c

How was the object repaired?

Using a rubber giant pencil grip

Why did you repair the object?

This is a Nicholas Mosse small milk jug – it is expensive table wear (about €30)
This milk jug has been hanging around our house, broken, for one year. We did not want to throw it away because it is a nicely crafted jug. We had the pencil grip in the house and realized it was a good fit.

Why do you think it is important to repair things?

These are expensive and hand crafted items. They are often gifts from loved ones. Having the opportunity to fix these items would cause much joy, I think.

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

Companies such as Nicholas Mosse could have a repair section on their website with advice on how to repair their pottery.

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

Repair shops and cafes could act as focal points for people to get together to discuss these sorts of repair.

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