In February 1997 I was invited to take part in an exhibition called "Inspirations" at Poole Museum. The artists involved were asked to look at, and be inspired by, the museum's collection of domestic objects. I was particularly attracted to the "Blackpool" gas fired wash boiler made by Richmonds Ltd, c.1920-40. The carved design I have applied to my turned plate was derived directly from the pattern on the cast aluminium lid of this appliance.