Do you remember the cast iron burner (scroll down on that link) that my Dad got last summer? Look at it now! It was originally pure black but it has been out all through winter and weathered with a rustic effect. I think it looks better like this, it gives it more characteristic.
Last week we sat out in the garden at my Dad’s and made homemade pizza’s. Yep, you guessed it – then we cooked them in the cast iron burner. (The section with the sunshine pattern on it is a flap that pulls down with a shelf inside).
We tried this last summer for the first time but we put the pizza’s on too early while the fire was still smoking. The pizza’s turned out tasting a bit like charcoal. But this year my Dad used coal instead of wood and the pizza’s cooked perfectly.
We used these hand-thrown terracotta dishes that are heat proof. The pizza still had that rustic tasting edge to it but thats what cooking in this burner is all about. Some nights we toast marshmallows on it too
Remember the new stock I took to the Hayrack Gallery before I went on holiday? Those pieces were added to my existing collection and a few pieces were swapped around. This will keep my display fresh for the customers, and it’s good for them to see new pieces I’ve been working on. My display in the gallery is looking quite big now.
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And guess what?
I’ve had a shop in Devon contact me and they are interested in stocking a selection of my ceramics. This was great news and made up for the bad craft fair last weekend! I’ll be keeping you up to date with the progress.