Twice a year, the sleepy village of Muchelney in Somerset comes alive to a kiln opening at John Leach's Muchelney Pottery. These events attract locals and visitors alike who are able to buy pots straight from the kiln and sample local Cider Brandy and smoked delicacies from local suppliers. Time Team's Phil Harding was an added attraction demonstrating his skills at producing "stone age" hand axes. I arrived just after 10am on a beautiful sunny morning to find the car park already overflowing. The kiln's were half emptied with new pots everywhere.