Although lions of this sort turn up every few years, I don't own a pair. My heart belongs to a pair that lives in another collection. You can see them in my book (page 109). Next to them, all other lions have, hitherto, paled in significance. But something about John's lions presses a button. They just might be IT.
On the other hand, dealers Simon Westman, Martyn Edgell, and Philip Carrol might well have something that surprises me. That's it about the Ceramics Fair: you just never know what you might find. Even though I will pounce on Martyn, John, Simon, and Philip's stands first, there just may be a must-have item for sale elsewhere. I am not a dealer's dream customer because I don't scoop up masses of items. Even if I had the funds, I wouldn't shop that way. I far prefer savoring the pleasure of one special purchase. But my camera will be active and I hope to start posting pictures of the fair this weekend.