There is something delightful in watching a craftsman at work. Whether it is a bricklayer, a carpenter or a lady knitting, it is a delightful and satisfying experience.
In the old days of monochrome TV when the BBC had a monopoly, in the gaps betwen programs, instead of adverts and trailers we used to have 'interludes'. The most popular of these interludes was watching a pair of hands form a pot on a potter's wheel. I found out this week that the hands belonged to the grandfather of my brother-in-law. He used to work at Watt's gallery in Compton in Surrey.