Biscuit Biscuit

bisc jarPeter Allwright is an artist. His paintings have a startling vibrancy. People scurry against  background  colours whose luminous intensity  must take the greatest  skill to achieve. I was honoured to receive a commission for some biscuit jars onto which Peter will paint.  Appropriately they needed to be fired twice. Now, why is the first firing called the ‘biscuit’ firing – wouldn’t it be more etymologically correct to use the term for the second firing? Anyway, have a look at Peter’s paintings, they are stunning.