Pottery in the 3 different stages of making Delftware
It was really interesting to see the process for making Delftware by hand. They pour the clay into plaster moulds themselves and then shape the pottery once it’s been dried. It gets glazed once before the painters paint with a black-looking paint on it. The paint doesn’t actually turn blue until it gets fired. And, come to find out there is more to Delftware than just the blue and white colour scheme that we are familiar with. There are other colour combinations as well, even just plain white pottery.
Enough about the Royal Delft Factory. It was well worth the 6€ we paid, but it’s time to move on. :P
That evening, we took the tram out to Scheveningen, which is a district of the Hague. There is a beach in Scheveningen, which is on the North Sea. We had wanted to get cycles to go, but decided it was too cold. It actually was rather windy, too. Despite all my negative comments about the weather, though, it really was quite nice. The sun was beginning to set once we got there, so that was nice. And we walked along the edge of the sea. I would have gotten my feet wet if it weren’t so cold… just to say that I’ve touched the North Sea. Leon decided to go barefoot, though… What a surprise. There was a pier there on the beach with a tower going up so you could see far out. What a view!