Made for those who like to ferment in style. Designed with Sharon Flynn from The Fermentary to ferment a perfect batch of kimchi every time. It will equally and beautifully brew kraut, miso or anything requiring an airlock. Treat it well, and you will have an heirloom. Limited edition of 99 - each one is numbered and stamped.
It will hold 5.5 litres, use 3 large wombok, and yield you plenty to enjoy and share.
Comes with custom weights and recipe.
Oval base 19 x 12cm - Height with lid 31cm
Option 2 - clear gloss inside and a sublimely subtle gloss green lid. Wombok green detail and raw vitrified porcelain body.
Option 1 - clear gloss glazed inside and on the lid. Raw vitrified porcelain on the outside.
Fresh out of the mould
It will be shaped and detailed, dried slowly, bisque fired, glazed, and final fired to 1280.
The ultimate brewing vessel for your Kombucha or Jun Tea. The ceramic keeps the temperature stable and keeps the light out which equals a great brewing environment. The tap is set so you always have previous brew to kick-start your next batch, and the glazed curve below the tap directs the sediment into the feet. The lid is designed to let the air in, while concealing the muslin on the collar that protects your brew.
Slip cast in porcelain, clear glazed on the inside, raw clay on the outside. The lid can be custom made in many colours and pierced design to suit your taste.
Base oval 22cm x 17cm x Height 33cm
Stainless steel spigot included
Crock lid in the making
One of the many designs for the lid to allow the air needed for a happy 'mother'
Just out of the mould
Kombucha on tap - delicious
This will make you a perfect batch of kraut every time, and look fabulous while doing so. It will hold 3.5 litres, use two large cabbages and yield approximately 6 jars of delicious kraut. Designed with function in mind, incorporating the all important airlock, this porcelain crock is a limited edition of just 99 and each one is stamped and numbered. Your crock comes with custom-made weights and a hand turned stamper in European Beech. Treat it well, and you will pass it down the family line.
Oval base 18 x 13.5cm - Height with lid 25.5cm
Crocks in a row
Sanded and washed. Drying in the last rays of sun before being glazed.
Designed to keep your cabbage submerged under the brine.
Each set of weights is slip cast in porcelain. Finger holds are cut in and the pieces are sanded smooth before firing.
First seen at Du Fermier during a Charcuterie masterclass with the amazing Kate Hill, the caul fat from the pig became my next passion to translate to porcelain. Cast either eggshell thin and translucent, or left in the mould longer to yield a more robust object.
Bowl in Imperial white or Satin black glaze
Diameter 17.5cm x Height 6cm
Caul bowl in Imperial porcelain
Caul plate back detail with black stain
Caul fat after a week of tanning
Caul bowl in satin black
Seen at a masterclass with the beautiful Annie Smithers, her ugly-duckling tanned tripe purse inspired this range. Made with porcelain, either superbly thin, delicate and translucent, or for the bustling restaurant scene, reassuringly robust and tactile.
Small bowl in black or white - clear gloss glazed on the inside
Diameter 10.5cm x Height 3cm
Large bowl in black or white - clear gloss glazed on the inside
Diamerter 14cm x Height 5 cm
Small black tripe and molar (reverse) bowls
Small molar (reverse) bowl in Southern Ice Porcelain
This is like a 3D picture. If you look at it closely and don't blink, you will see it change from the profile you first saw, to the reverse!
Large black porcelain tripe bowl
Wax sheet detailing
The love of the lathe as a tool to transform a block of timber into a beautifully polished symmetrical object
Yellow Box bowl
European Beech stampers
Stampers to accompany the Kraut Crock
We have two hives so far and follow the natural beekeeping principles. we love what they do and what they make.
She is about half way down, on the right. As long as there are eggs & larva visible on inspection, you know the queen is there and you don't need to find her. Tis a thrill just the same when you do!
This is possibly the colour of Lavender pollen, found on inspection when the lavender plants were bursting in the rows.
The traditional pot for cooking Cassoulet, a French provincial dish that is rich, warm and wonderful. Commissioned by chef Annie Smithers to serve what will become one of her signature dishes at du Fermier during winter. Oven and dishwasher safe. Inside glazed with White Gloss or Black Satin.
Small - 1 Litre capacity - serves 2 - 3
Diameter at top 18cm x Height 8cm
Medium - 2 Litre capacity - serves 4 - 6
Diameter at top 24cm x Height 10cm
Large - 4 Litre Capacity - serves 8 - 10
Diameter at top 29cm x Height 13cm
The Small nestled inside the Medium Cassole, white gloss glaze.
The small Cassole, served at du Fermier full of sensational Cassoulet
We have around 3,500 lavender plants from 8 varieties planted in the paddock. Food for the bees. Oil for us.
Angustifolia ssp angustifolia
Rows of lavender leading to the studio
Angustifolia in full flower
Known in nurseries as 'English' lavender, this variety is actually from France. Grown the world over for its exceptional quality of oil.
Before and after a weeding session. It is a constant job in the Lavender field, all done by hand.
Native blue banded bee
Angustifolia ssp 'Bee'
Bunches of fresh lavender available Dec - Feb
'Bee' before flowering
What the lavender plants look like for most of the year! This is mid Spring when the flower buds have formed and the stalks are getting longer.
Commissioned by Annie Smithers at Du Fermier. The design brief: an elegent oval fish platter.
Slip cast in porcelain, clear glazed on the inside, raw clay on the outside. Each one is stamped and numbered. Limited edition of 99.
Length 51.5cm x 21 x Height 3cm
Du Fermier stamp
Machine milled by the exceptionally talented master jeweller and brother, Simon Henderson.
Made from reclaimed farm railings, these boards tell a story at the table.
Slip cast in Southern Ice porcelain, with a limited run of 99. Each one is stamped and numbered. 60ml capacity. Perfect for your after dinner drink.
Built by Jim with Emma as the TA. Plus a fair amount of help from Emma's Dad!
Plasterboard on, turning an area into a space.
Studio rolling pin
While I was learning ceramics, I spent a week with my uncle David who taught me how to turn this rolling pin on a wood lathe. Sideways wheel work. It makes my kitchen pin look a little insignificant.
Black porcelain slip
Brewed at home, this delicious drink is ancient, natural, and so good for you.
The Kombucha scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) converts the sugars from the batch into enzimes that feed the good bacteria in your gut.
Furniture made to order. Choose your timber. Use your own design or work with Jim & Emma to come up with something you love. Please contact us for further information.
A demonstration of planes at Carba tec left us wanting one of everything.
Stamp your logo on your designed range of tableware. Work closely with Jim & Emma to design your perfect piece, be it a platter, a bowl, or a crock. Your logo will be machine milled and each piece branded. Minimum orders apply. Please contact us for further information.
Slip cast in Southern Ice porcelain, these vases can be hung anywhere in your home. Top up water daily.
The side plate. A very important piece in a collection.
Rendered beeswax cooled in a dish lined with greaseproof paper. A mould was made. Thank you bees.