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.

Hambleton Community Awards 2015

You might remember a while back I mentioned that I’d created the awards ceremony plates for the Hambleton Community Awards. You can find a great video of the night over on Vimeo, it really gives a flavour of the event and the many great causes supported by the awards.

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Did you spot Little Wren Pottery in Inside Crochet?

This month’s Inside Crochet featured a small article about Little Wren Pottery yarn bowls! It’s a great little feature in a very beautiful magazine that’s really thoughtfully put together. I’ll admit I don’t really crochet much but that’s mainly due to the patterns that are available.

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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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