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Pat  Southwood


Wood fired Ceramics from the Norfolk Broads

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Here you will find the everyday ramblings of a rural potter.

Based in just outside Norwich in the beautiful County of Norfolk, next to Salhouse Broad.

Wood Fired/Soda  & Electric.

Pots for the home and for flowers .

Inspired by the East.

Norfolk & Japan.

Season of mists and mellow fruitlessness.

By patsouthwood, Sep 28 2014 05:32PM

The weather here in the Broads continues to be mild and sunny, the Indian Summer promised seems to be forthcoming. Locally the trees are groaning with all kinds of produce tempting me into the kitchen of an evening to indulge in a little light jam and cider making.

I tried making just the one Gallon of cider for the first time last year and have been so enthused by my sucess I have made six this year (so far) The autumn rasperries seem to go so well with both apples and pears there are a few variations of traditional themes. And a lot of very pink juice bubbling away in the boiler cupboard. Bubbling quite vociferously, watching T.V. the other night we both commented on the odd noise, then realized it was the glooping of the cider , coming from the cupboard in the corner.

But back to pots. my next outing is in October at Ely. I havn't done this show before, but have heard some very good reports. Ely is a nice place to visit, I havn't been there for ages. Two nights in the TravelLodge booked, I know how to live. I thought it might be a bit nippy to kip in the Kangoo, and I really don't fancy sleeping in a layby. I am not that adventourous anymore.

Firing Freda tomorrow. After a short summer break it will be good to her her hot again, especially with some lovely free, recycled wood from my part time employer, Norfolk County Council.

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