This is one of my Dylan Thomas (Welsh poet and playwright) ceramic postcards. This quote is from the play: Under Milk Wood.
♥ HOW IT'S MADE: I individually press each letter in the damp clay, before drying, and then firing the postcard to over 1000*C.
Once cooled I glazed the lettering a black glaze and finish with a clear glaze to give the finished piece a glossy shine, which then is fired for a final time. The finished postcard is then fixed with wire and some matching buttons so it can hang on a wall or be propped on a shelf.
♥ SIZE: The same size as a regular postcard - approximately 14cm wide by 8.5cm tall (excluding the wire).
♥ As well as this quote I do three other Dylan Thomas postcards, so please look at my other listings:
Do not go gentle: https://www.loveandlovelier.co.uk/listing/791806636/do-not-go-gentle-into-that-good-night
Though Lovers be Lost: https://www.loveandlovelier.co.uk/listing/805680247/though-lovers-be-lost-love-shall-not
The night above the Dingle starry: https://www.loveandlovelier.co.uk/listing/791801220/dylan-thomas-quote-the-night-above-the
I have permission from Dylan Thomas' grand-daughter to produce and sell these, which is a great honour.
♥ GIFTING: All items come prettily wrapped in tissue ready to gift.
♥ POSTAGE: Items will be posted within 2 business days, first class in the UK, and Airmail to the rest of the world. UK postage is free.
If you are interested here is start of the play from which the quote comes from:
FIRST VOICE [very softly]
To begin at the beginning:
It is Spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched, courters'-and- rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishing boat-bobbing sea. The houses are blind as moles (though moles see fine to-night in the snouting, velvet dingles) or blind as Captain Cat there in the muffled middle by the pump and the town clock, the shops in mourning, the Welfare Hall in widows' weeds. And all the people of the lulled and dumbfound town are sleeping now.
Hush, the babies are sleeping, the farmers, the fishers, the tradesmen and pensioners, cobbler, schoolteacher, postman and publican, the undertaker and the fancy woman, drunkard, dressmaker, preacher, policeman, the webfoot cocklewomen and the tidy wives. Young girls lie bedded soft or glide in their dreams, with rings and trousseaux, bridesmaided by glow-worms down the aisles of the organ playing wood. The boys are dreaming wicked or of the bucking ranches of the night and the jolly rogered sea. And the anthracite statues of the horses sleep in the fields, and the cows in the byres, and the dogs in the wet-nosed yards; and the cats nap in the slant corners or lope sly, streaking and needling, on the one cloud of the roofs.
You can hear the dew falling, and the hushed town breathing.
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