28 Feb 14

Working on a more decorative style

Spring always seems a much quieter time in the studio with the busyness of Christmas over and done with. I’ve been spending a little more time experimenting with decorative techniques. Everything in the studio lately has had a re-organise as I’ve been wanting to add some additional workbench space, somehow it seems that there’s never enough!

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21 Feb 14

Saying goodbye to Red Jasper and Sage Green

Last week I updated the glaze chart to reflect a few of the changes taking place in the colour selections. Some of the limited edition colours are being phased out and the first two to go are Red Jasper and Sage green.

I do have a small amount of each glaze left but unfortunately not enough to now offer them as permanent colours in the glaze chart. Over the next few weeks I’ll be trying to use them up on smaller pieces such as mugs and small bowls.
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8 Feb 14

Yorkshire Rhubarb Chutney

Saturday is market day and the appearance of forced Yorkshire Rhubarb was just tempting me to make something with it. If you’ve never had forced Rhubarb before it can be quite sharp making a very marmalade type jam as opposed to the super sweet barbs that go into a crumble.

Most chutneys follow the same basic recipe with onions and apples which provide pectin to help the chutney set easily. It’s really simple to make chutney if you can chop up a load of ingredients and throw them in a pot you can do it.
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