The Life of Discarded Things
No. 3 The Potshards
'Unearthed in an English garden, these little fragments of domestic pottery were once thrown into the ground after the pots they were part of had broken, spending many decades in a dormant state performing a slow ballet beneath the lawn, moved by roots, water and earthworms... When a flowerbed was dug over, they were ‘rediscovered’ - picked up, turned over, examined, washed. The man who found them has a special shed shelf devoted to displaying these treasures, and they have even been proudly shared on social media. With this new lease of life, they are happy with their lot, and often help around the garden shed, tidying up plant labels and untangling bits of string. They even have names: Willow, Fleur & Mocha.'
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