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, 27 October 2015

Soup for Syria

Last Saturday my apprentice, Karis Kampfer, and I hosted a fund raising event at The Studio entitled 'Soup for Syria'.  The aim was to raise money for the charity 'Hand in Hand for Syria'.  Visitors to The Studio could make a £10 donation and have a lunch of a bowl of soup with bread and cheese.  They got to take the bowl home with them.
We had a lot of fun making the bowls and trying out different simple decorations.  We gave away around 70 bowls and with a raffle and donations from people who couldn't come on the day - we have raised over £1,000.

The event really brought the local community together.  Local businesses and crafts people donated raffle prizes.  The vegetable shop donated vegetables for the soup and the local Co-op also donated soup and bread ingredients.  The Horse pub gave a wonderful loaf of focaccia and others baked bread and made extra soup.  The Cheese Shed, another local business, gave a box of delicious local cheeses.  We were all amazed and delighted by the response and the money raised.

The charity, 'Hand in Hand for Syria', works inside Syria, getting food and medical supplies to people who really need them.  Their admin costs are covered by gift aid, so all the money raised will go to the people who need it most.

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