Posts Tagged ‘ Ceramics ’

Michelin star chefs combine their talents at Lords of the Manor

Sep 5th, 2011 | By

Stuck for something to do this coming Sunday? Get yourself to Gloucester where Matt Weedon – the Michelin starred head chef at Lords of the Manor – and Michelin starred Alan Murchinson, from the renowned L’Ortolan – are teaming up to produce a gourmet dining experience for 34 people at Lords of the Manor, a charming country retreat tucked away in the timeless corner of the Cotswolds that is Upper Slaughter.

Stoke-on-Trent: Ceramics Capital of the World

Feb 13th, 2011 | By

When Visit Stoke, the tourism body for the city sent us a press release calling Stoke the ceramics capital wonder of the world, the first thought was how they had one this award. Had ceramicists across the world nominated the town? Had collectors of fine china voted in huge numbers so that other centres around the world were defeated? No, it was none of these. They had decided to christen themselves with the title. The first thought was this was a tad arrogant. The second was more thoughtful. Stoke has an extraordinary good case to the title.