At H&B we’re in the process of re-launching and reviving our range of ceramics and textiles…so we’re testing out new ideas and doing practically all the work ourselves. We built the websites for Hinchcliffe and Barber and John Hinchcliffe Fine Prints from scratch and we do all the photography etc. from our houses. Our latest […]
Hi – I’m Georgia Hinchcliffe, Wendy’s daughter and business partner. And just so you know, occasionally I’m going to be adding a few posts on the blog… It’s beginning to feel very festive at Hinchcliffe and Barber and John Hinchcliffe Fine Prints HQ. We were at Neston Farm Shop in Wiltshire on Thursday night for […]
We’ve launched our online shop just in time for Christmas: WWW.HINCHCLIFFEANDBARBER.COM You’ll find two of our ranges, Dorset Delft and Spongeware, available in limited numbers to buy online. And why not also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest news? You can also find us at: Neston Farm Shop, Atworth, Wiltshire on […]
When John and I first moved to the cottage in Higher Melcombe, the cultivated garden was relatively small but John cut and cleared the garden and it is now quite large, The wild meadow was planted, the hedged vegetable garden established, an exciting new mixed orchard planted, messy areas cleared and put down to lawn, […]
I inspected the nut trees ( 2 filliberts and 3 Kentish cobbs) about 10 days ago, the trees were laden with hard, green nuts. On my return from Antwerp my first task was to harvest the nuts but too late, only one or two remained. pictured below hidden amongst the apples.
I have masses of sweet peas this year, each day’s picking is a delight and the colours are subtly different each picking. Here they are massed in a jug by Ann Stokes and one of my paintings of rocks at Ringstead Bay just propped up, as so many paintings are here.
I had picked most of the fruit before I remembered to photographed our tree but it is still pretty with it’s pale yellow fruit picking up on the ripening crop in the distance. The mirabelle tree is fruiting well and I am wondering weather to make tarts or jam. The wonderful Keith Floyd ( Floyd […]
More summer flowers from the garden.
In my last post I referred to our range ‘Poole Blue’ which we devoloped at ‘Poole Pottery ‘ in the mid 1980’s. Alongside that range was our ‘Splatter’ in blue and white, influenced by European splattered peasant pottery. The splatter pieces that I have I use every day. The plums in the bowl are […]
As the wind races around the valley it is hard to stay out long enough to appreciate the lasting daylight. Young fruit trees and roses are being blown to bits. Above a bloom from the Veilchenblau ,supported and therefore happier than some of the other roses. I never remember why we plant this rose time […]