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Christopher Charman signs his memoir In the Spirit of Godshill for artist Alan Langford.

In the Spirit of Godshill, the memoir by potter Christopher Charman, captures the imagination of local artists and historians.
Carvings on show for first time since the 1930s at New Forest book launch.
A gathering of painters and potters, New Forest historians and residents joined us at the New Forest launch of Christopher Pan Charman's memoir In the Spirit of Godshill at the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst. 
The event was hosted by Chairman of the Trustees of the NFHC Mary Montagu-Scott and Giles Gould, the recently appointed Manager of the Centre.
The evocative woodcarvings of Christopher Charman's father Tom also attracted huge interest and copies of the book were quickly snapped up. The book will be back on sale to visitors priced £20.00 when the New Forest Heritage Centre shop re-opens. 

Watch it now! Chris and Kate Charman talk of their lives at Godshill Pottery in the New Forest. This beautiful video was made in 2015 by Lucy Samuel and Suzie Sherlock, former Bournemouth University students. Many thanks to them for recording it in the first place and for their permission to show it here.

Danae with guests at the launch on 2 October 2019

Above: Peter and Danae Stammers, Christopher's  sister, with some of Tom Charman's carvings and ephemera relating to Chris's memoir.


New home for Sven Berlin's White Buck 


Originally installed at a factory in Hythe, near Southampton, this 7ft x 11ft bas-relief in Carrara marble has been re-sited in the New Forest, at Godshill.  It was commissioned in 1958 and relates to the story of 'Red Rufus', William II, who was killed by an arrow  in 1100 by Walter Tyrell.


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Sven Berlin's Carrara marble bas-relief re-sited in the New Forest.

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