22 Sep 17

Matcha Roll Cake

Matcha roll cake

I love Matcha, the stronger the better! Matcha is a type of Japanese stone ground green tea which is a fine powder. It’s got quite a distinctive grassy taste which can be quite bitter. Generally I order my tea from Japan Center. They have a really huge selection of Matcha and they’ve even started stocking cooking grade Matcha. I often find that Matcha looses it’s taste over time so I would recommend once you buy it to do so in a small quantity to use it more quickly.
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4 Aug 17

Cat yarn bowls preview

Cat yarn bowl

I’m currently renewing the line of yarn bowls offered in the shop before the autumn/winter season. After retiring the Snail yarn bowl I was looking to replace it with a new design. When I make yarn bowls I get custom requests for pieces with a particular motif. Over the years I’ve gotten a lot of requests for cat yarn bowls.
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20 Jul 17

Hambleton Sports Awards 2017

Recently I’ve been working on the Hambleton Sports Awards for 2017. Making awards is an opportunity to do something different. A lot of the time in the studio I work on items which have a deeply practical function. Like bowls and plates, they are intended to be used everyday. Commemorative pieces on the are one off items where the function of it is actually secondary.

Sports trophy

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6 Jul 17

Sun and Moon yarn bowls

Moon yarn bowls have had a temporary rest from being in the shop. I wanted to alter the design on these pieces slightly for the Moon side. Each one of these yarn bowls is thrown by hand and then the sun and moon are cast from a plaster sprig mold. Basically it means that these medallions are modeled by hand once and can be reproduced multiple times.

Moon yarn bowls

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