Chicken Pie and the First Signs of Spring

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I didn’t spent a great  deal of time in the pottery January and February this year – finally knuckling down and concentrating on sorting out the kitchen and a few other jobs on the house. We’ve been here for 10 years in June and with bookings for my first course in May the house really ought to be welcoming and homely!

Now we’re into March and the first signs of spring are definitely in the air. It’s very quiet here at the pottery and the dawn chorus has been my alarm clock for the last few mornings. The garden has been blooming with snowdrops for some weeks now and the first daffodils are just beginning to wink glimpses of yellow.

As we move into spring, I do this year as with all previous years start to feel more energized. While checking the stock at my nearest outlet – the craft shop at Carreg Cennen Castle earlier this week, as I take in the breath taking beauty of my local surroundings it’s hard not to feel inspired.

Back full time in the pottery this last week and the simple repetition of throwing bowls was all I really needed to make me realize I love making pots.

Continuing my ongoing celebration of pots for food  I couldn’t ignore British Pie Week – March 4-10. As those who have read my previous posts on Pots for Food will know most of what I make is centered around the ceremony of preparing and sharing food. I’m particularly pleased with the new oval pie dishes described in Busy Christmas Time. Last night filled with gorgeous and warming chicken and chorizo pie – perhaps doubly appropriate as snow is forecast for tomorrow, maybe spring isn’t quite ready just yet after all!