Autumn activities for Slamseys Art have kicked off in The Barley Barn with a taxidermy workshop tutored by the super talented Elle Kaye, mono-printing and screen-printing workshops and a new exhibition featuring Aboriginal art from Warlukurlangu art centre in Yuendumu. As a consequence, I’ve been spending more time in The Barley Barn, either as student (maybe I’ll show you my stuffed mouse one day), tutor or cook. Today Ruth has been running a printing workshop so I’ve been in The Barley Barn kitchen.
In my other kitchen …
… making a light lunch for the printmakers. An Essex huffer to eat with leek and potato soup made with leeks and potatoes from the garden; Spartan and Sunset apples picked from the trees near The Barley Barn and shortbread fingers. Enough to fill a gap and quick enough to eat between printing sessions while inks dry.
In my proper kitchen I’ve just cleared the table that was stacked with pork joints and sausages brought back from the butcher. Happy pigs no longer.