The idea of this blog is to share ideas for using hand-made pots to serve good food.

Eating with friends and family is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I hope to show how the warmth and character of hand made ceramics can really enhance the pleasure of cooking, serving and eating food.

This blog will include pots from other potters as well as my own and recipes for the food which I enjoy, hoping that you will like it too.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


I was at the British Museum yesterday - along with hundreds of tourists sheltering from the horrible rainy weather - and enjoyed looking at the Jomon pots.
This is what the Japanese were making when we were making Stonehenge.
What I hadn't realised is that they used them for cooking in.  They had a photograph of some fire pits which the base of the pot was put in to.  
I don't know what they actually cooked in them, but I like the idea of such ornate and exciting pots being used for cooking.  Quite an inspiration for the next making cycle!
Back to the studio tomorrow...