Little Wren Pottery is a handmade ceramics studio run by English potter Victoria Baker in the picturesque market town of Northallerton, North Yorkshire focusing on functional yet decorative items for everyday use.

Dwell by Martin Storey

I’d been knitting Dwell for about a year, although I took a break over December. It’s now finally completed! It’s certainly got that new jumper feel. This pattern was originally printed in the Rowan book ‘Pioneer’ but I got my copy of it from issue 64 of The Knitter where it appears on the cover.

Overall it’s a nice pattern, I did get really nervous when knitting the back because it looked huge but the final piece looks really good. The honeycomb style cable pattern creates quite a stretchy piece which creates a flattering back without having to do any shaping.

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Grandma’s Rice Cake recipe

It’s been a while since I did some baking last and even longer since I made a cake like this one. It’s full of things I don’t normally use to make cakes; butter, eggs and white sugar.

I’ve always loved rice cake though, its a really simple cake and it’s a bit basic. You don’t often find it in cookbooks anymore I guess it’s fallen out of favour, modern cakes would probably use ground almonds or other types of nut. If you’ve never had rice cake in the ground rice gives a really dense texture and due to the amount of butter it’s got a really creamy buttery flavour.

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Getting your text on pots

There are lots of different ways of getting wording onto a pot be it for you or as a commemorative gift. I’ve been getting a variety of inquiries about the different techniques I use to get words onto pots. I try to choose methods that compliment the kinds of pieces I make, while there are easily more techniques out there these are just the ones I use.

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Hambleton District Council community awards

Over the last few months I’ve been working on a set of 11 awards for the community awards ceremony which was last night. Working on something which is a list on a piece of paper is different to the reality of seeing the winners collecting their plates.

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Minimalist Baker’s granola bars

At about 2-3pm I get the afternoon slumps, at that time its usually tea-o’clock and the kettle goes on. I had been buying a lot of granola bars or natural snack bars like the nakd cocoa loco bars but was starting to get a bit tired of them. The Minimalist Baker website has a recipe for a 5 ingredient bar.

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