On the 25 March, we invited members of the Kitchen Table Collective to join us for a fantastical feast at Crosby Library, using our new ceramic dinner service for the first time. The dinner service was carefully been crafted by local people over a series of clay making sessions over Autumn, led by Aliyah Hussain.
Our meal was prepared by our trusty Chopping Club regulars and lead artists Greg and Niamh. We had luxurious wild garlic butter with bread baked locally by Bootle Bread; a smoked aubergine stew with beetroot swirled flatbreads, all topped off with an extravagant lemon cream croquembouche served on a glass platter made by Linny Venbles. All the recipes are available below to test out at home.
This was the first of many future feasts together in the library using the dinner service. Keep an eye out for our next meal together!
A Poem from Arthur Bowling
you turn me
round and round
its Party time for the people of Waterloo
creativity, design yourself a Bowl
with a scenic view
ror me its B of the Bang time
CLAY CLAY is the Chant the Rhyme
feel the Pain, the Pleasure
pottery is a skill to Treasure
try your hand , its so touchy – feely
good for you
no more feeling Blue
I’ve gone for Valley of the Kings
to a supernova with Wings
love me, love my Greek Pottery handle
more treasure than a Gold Panhandle
Portraits of our Ceramics
Documented by Aliyah Hussain, here are some close ups of a handful of the creations made by community members — can you spot yours?