18 Jun 13

Summer Fruit Pavlova

Last Sunday was Father’s Day, I’m fortunate enough to have quite a good relationship with my parents when I was at University I knew a lot of people my own age had quite strained and difficult relations with their immediate family. In a way it made me feel more fortunate and a little sad for them – maybe we should take these family days as a moment to try and overlook the more troubled times and just enjoy being together.

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13 Jun 13

As seen in Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet issue 6 appeared on shelves this month and in it you can find Little Wren Pottery featured inside. Being quite a new publication it has a gorgeous layout and lots of beautiful crochet projects. It’s actually really lovely to see such a mix of home decor items and garment patterns in one magazine.
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4 Jun 13

We have moved!

If you’ve been in touch with me over the last month or so you’ll know that I’ve been preparing for what was our big house move along with moving the studio. My family and I have been in our new home now for about a week during which time I’ve been getting the new studio set up and frantically painting and decorating almost everything in sight.

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14 May 13

Chai tea loaf

Tea loaf is a really traditional British recipe, sometimes you can find it in cook books as ‘brack’ which is its Irish name. When I was younger I never really enjoyed tea loaf much as it can have quite a bitter flavour and it’s really a fruit cake which I know isn’t to everyones taste. With no butter in the loaf itself it is quite low in fat and ideal paired with a cup of tea, smeared with butter or a piece of cheese.
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8 May 13

Yarn bowl styles

Sometimes I get asked what’s the difference between your two styles of yarn bowl?

The differences start even before the piece is made in the raw materials that go into making each yarn bowl. The size of the piece of clay thats used to throw the different styles varies between 1 kilo and 1.3 kilos. In making these pieces there is only so much clay to go into it and generally that helps in achieving the same sizes time after time.

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