A stately summer

This summer, I’ve got my pots at two stately homes in East Anglia which is quite a thrill. The first is Thrive at Helmingham Hall, a new pop up shop with ceramics, jewellery, prints and paintings open until 15th September. It’s housed in a little stable, ideally situated by the tearooms! I’m planning to head over the border to Suffolk to visit it soon because as well as seeing Thrive, the gardens look fantastic.

The other stately home is Houghton Hall where I return for a second year to Norfolk by Design’s show that lasts until 29th September. It runs alongside the Henry Moore exhibition which will be throughout the house and gardens. I really need to plan a day out to see it! The Norfolk by Design exhibition is more sculptural this year to echo Henry Moore as well as having fantastic paintings and of course, ceramics. I had a lovely time at the private view, gathering with the other makers and meeting someone who bought one of my blue splash salad bowls and paired it with Par Avion’s salad servers. A very stylish match, I thought!

Ros Arrowsmith