17 Apr 13

Miso soup recipe

Ok so I’ll be the first to admit this; Asian cooking is scary. Maybe it’s not scary for everyone but for me it is, I love eating Asian food all those noodles and gorgeous sauces but put me in the kitchen with some of the ingredients and I just start freaking out a little bit. Sure I can cook a stir fry but recently I was feeling adventurous, I decided that every time I wanted Miso soup I didn’t want to have to travel an hour to go to a restaurant to get it.

The last two weeks I’ve been determined to conquer the Miso mountain and to an extent I think I’ve succeeded. I certainly have the love for Miso its so rejuvenating and can be quite a filling meal when it’s bulked out with noodles and tofu.
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3 Apr 13

Custom orders from the studio

Sometimes pottery leaves the studio as a custom order – something that’s just a little bit different from the kinds of work I normally make. It offers up a new way of working with unexpected results. While I’m not always able to accommodate every request being flexible can create pieces that I would never have thought of on my own.

I’ve chosen a few favorites to showcase from the pieces I’ve created between January and the end of March. The first is this unusually coloured yarn bowl with a Midnight blue inside and Vanilla cream outside. These two glaze colours and differing textures work so well together and the ‘wool’ wording really stands out! If you’d like a yarn bowl glazed in an unusual colour like this you can in the notes to seller on either Etsy or Folksy make a special request.

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13 Mar 13

New glaze colours for spring; Sage green, Mirror black

Apparently it’s spring with all this snow around but you could have fooled me! This time last year we were experiencing a heatwave but this time I’m still in my wooly jumper. These two new shades on the glaze chart are perhaps polar opposites; a good metaphor for this time of year.

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