LAST CHANCE TO SPICE UP YOUR COOKING SKILLS!
Only four tickets left for our pop-up Indian dining room at Bristol’s awardwinning Arch House Deli next Tuesday evening with the lovely Manju Malhi in charge of culinary proceedings. A mouthwatering feast in convivial surroundings – delicious authentic modern curries served on our bright, colourful tableware – don’t miss this treat for the senses!
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE!
We love everything to do with food, as you know – and we’re delighted the fabulous Bristol-based foodie mag Crumbs has featured Collectively Artisan tapas bowls in its essential shopping page The Want List this month. Not only that – a great interview with our MD Hugh Brasher is the lead story in its superb online edition – read all about it!. Bon appetit!
SOME MOTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM
It’s a great time of year to get back into the good books with your mother – or indeed, with the mother of your children. So if you haven’t bought her inside anything for Mother’s Day yet, the time to act is now! A teapot is a classic gift, an egg cup is always jolly (especially if she’s being served breakfast in bed) and these come in all of our signature colours… Have a happy mother’s day!
GOIN’ UP THE COUNTRY
Much excitement here over the warmer weather – finally! And just in time, to get us in the mood for the Country Living Spring Fair this week. It’s at the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London, from March 19-23. Tickets for the event are still available, so come along if you can and treat yourself to some amazingly lovely things for your home and garden. We recommend Stand E26 as the best place to start. But then, of course, we would.
POP-UP CURRY FEST
Superb news for those who like bright, bold and vibrant food as well as crockery. Our favourite chef Manju Malhi is to host a fabulous pop-up Indian cookery night at the awardwinning Arch House Deli in Bristol. Passionate about demystifying Indian food, Manju gives live cookery workshops around the country and appears regularly on television shows. At the April 15 event, Manju will demonstrate a beautifully flavoursome, deceptively simple dish using freshly ground spices to get the tastebuds tingling before guests feast on more just-prepared delights. Signed copies of Manju’s Easy Indian Cookbook will be on sale, and the food will of course be served on Collectively Artisan tableware. Places limited to just 20! Book here: http://shop.archhousedeli.com/fine-indian-dining-evening
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS
This little fellow is Shilo, one of the dogs that the RSPCA Bristol is looking after till someone comes forward to offer him a new home.
Collectively Artisan is supporting the RSPCA Bristol Animal Clinic and Dogs and Cats Home with a 50p donation for every 20cm bowl that we sell.
All you have to do is choose which of our five vibrant colours to go for… click here to have a browse around in our online shop.
ART AND SOUL
Collectively Artisan’s MD Hugh Brasher has submitted a painting to the Royal Academy of Arts’ summer exhibition – the annual show that invites entries from both emerging and established artists. Hugh’s artwork – a bold sea-blue square with dynamic dashes in white and red – is entitled Tell The Others. Fingers crossed the judges like the look of it enough for it to make the shortlist! We’ll find out in mid-March. Click here: come up and see my paintings if you’d like more info
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
Or perhaps it’s just a bit mild for January. In any case, Birmingham must have its very own microclimate because the ginormous trade show known as the Spring Fair International runs from February 2-6 at the NEC. There’ll be all sorts of brilliant stuff on show. Naturally we’ll be there with our vibrant ceramics… More info here: all the fun of the fair
HERE’S TO 2014!
A very happy and colourful New Year to you all. In amidst all the festivities, the Collectively Artisan team has been dreaming up all sorts of exciting plans for 2014 which we’ll start to tell you about shortly. Needless to say they will not involve anything beige or dreary… Betty our beautiful boxer dog is particularly pleased about a new design we’re working on right now. Meanwhile, if you’re back at work, do let us liven up your desk with a vibrant red, yellow, lime, orange or green storage jar – great for keeping all those pesky pens, post-its and paperclips under control.
COLLECTIVELY ARTISAN POP-UP OPENS
And behind today’s door on the advent calendar: a new pop-up in Bath! We’re very pleased to be borrowing a fabulous space at 9a Manchester Buildings, BA1 2LP, from now till January. Hugh is just putting the finishing touches to the display, and mighty jolly it is too. A veritable feast of colour as always. Do pop in for a browse, a chat and a mince pie
CHRISTMAS IS NIGH
…not to be confused with ‘Nighy’, as in Bill. Though who could forget his version of ‘Christmas is all around me’, complete with earnest rock-star grimaces and some fine air-guitar playing… In any case, don’t panic if you haven’t started shopping yet – you’ll find plenty of inspiration in our Christmas Collection
BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW HERE WE COME
We’ll be at the BBC Good Food Show at Birmingham’s NEC this Weds-Sun – come and say hello if you’re at the event! As an extra incentive – though c’mon, how often do you get treated to such a colourful feast for the eyes at this time of year? – chef Manju Malhi is whipping up some sweet treats for us… follow your noses to stand D22. And if you can’t be there in person, fear not! we’ll be tweeting from the show @collectartisan
COLLECTIVELY ARTISAN BRIGHTENS UP BBC ONE FOOD SHOW
We’re delighted that British chef Manju Malhi chose Collectively Artisan’s range of colourful ceramics for her delicious cooking on the BBC One show Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds. Here it is on iPlayer in case you missed it!
“Collectively Artisan’s striking bowls and their bright red pestle and mortar were perfect,” says Manju. “Everybody on the show loved them – they work incredibly well with Indian food and add an exotic touch to the meal.” You can find both recipes here