Life is challenging, and just seems to get busier and busier. Time to reflect, create, and make is pressed. Sometimes you have to get away to take some space for yourself. The old sandstone barn is evolving into an art studio for ceramics, painting, drawing and print making. In front plans are afoot for a walled garden of exotic tender plants.
We have been running Raku courses for four years now, and this year we will be building a wood-fired kiln. The course experience has humbled me. People arrive, perhaps apprehensive and spend a week making, growing and coming together as a group. By the end of the holiday a new group has emerged as much as the raku pots from the kiln.
The veg patch provides the bulk of the food, home grown, fresh, nourishing and organic. All are welcome from novice to expert. Great fun, food and friends are guaranteed.