3 Sep 13

Preparing for winter

In the studio I’m busy looking ahead to the final quarter of the year, unfortunately pottery is a slow craft with bespoke items and dinner sets sometimes taking as long as 8 weeks to complete. Planning is key to organising orders through the busy festive season.

With this in mind I thought I’d put out the final delivery dates for Christmas 2013. These are of course subject to change and will probably do so as we head into November, in stock items and made to order pieces are handled differently so before ordering make sure you accurately read listing titles and descriptions.
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31 Aug 13

A look in the studio

There’s always something going on in the studio and this past month has been an interesting one with such a wide range of requested items getting posted out from the studio.

It’s been ages since I’ve made any pet bowls but here’s one for Rosie the springer spaniel! I’ve previously only made these for cats but this one has a larger size with a more elevated height. Hopefully this will help stop Rosie getting her ears in her dinner!
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20 Aug 13

Vegan Banana and Walnut bread

I was away last weekend in Scotland and when I returned home there was a bunch of bananas lurking in the fruit bowl which I’d totally forgotten about. They’d gone all brown and overly ripe so I quickly put them in the freezer with the intention of turning them into something else.

Most of my everyday cakes are vegan and if you’ve never made a vegan cake before it can be quite intimidating and sometimes has quite mixed results. From experience I’ve found the most critical stage to be the blending of oil and sugar together. Theres a chemical reaction that takes place at this stage and it takes time to get it right so don’t shirk on the whisking.
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31 Jul 13

A ramble around Osmotherley

On the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors nestled in the Hambleton Hills is Osmotherley. A small town that is part of the Cleveland Way walk, its a popular town for cyclists and walkers.

I ventured out there last weekend to take in a walk from Jack Keighley’s book ‘Walks on the North York Moors’ and despite my edition being from 1993 it was still easy to follow the footpaths around. The Osmotherley walk takes in a surprising amount of different Yorkshire landscapes; from shady woodland and purple heather moors to hilly craggy climbs.
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