Monthly Archives: May 2014


Very Sad News from Massachusetts. I am told that in the last week of April Plimoth Plantation quietly demolished the kiln we designed and built for (and with) them in 2001. The wood-fired replica of a 17th-century updraught kiln from … Continue reading

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English Country Pottery – dripping pans, bacon and apple roasters

Dripping Trays and Bacon Roasters (or Apple Roasters) In Paula Marcoux’s video Roast a Pork Loin on a Spit (see previous blog) she uses a ceramic tray to catch the dripping from the roasting meat. She made the tray during one of … Continue reading

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Cooking with Fire – Paula Marcoux’s new book. If it’s hot cook with it.

It was a conversation with Paula Marcoux that set us off building our cloam oven last year.  Several batches of bread and pizza later it has had to be dismantled while we have building work done. It will be back. … Continue reading

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‘KEN STRADLING’S EYE’ – 20th century design show opens at Monnow Valley Arts, Herefordshire

Ken Stradling’s Eye – Modern Design in Britain. Monnow Valley Arts, Herefordshire A selection of pieces from the Ken Stradling Collection in Bristol, curated by design historian Alan Powers. May 3 2014 – 29 June Monnow Valley Arts is a … Continue reading

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