Lighter evenings feel like a gift of time so I profited by visiting the latest fair by MADE London held at the Winter Garden East in Canary Wharf.
We were really taken by the mid-century aesthetic of Elizabeth Renton’s domestic ceramics in a sophisticated colour palette. One piece that stood out for me for the subtlety of colour was this crackle glazed jug. Notice how the glaze doesn’t quite reach the bottom. Her mugs and small jugs fit well into the hand and are really satisfying to hold.
Next on the culinary wish list was this sterling silver saucepan, just one of a range of items by Brett Payne. I made the mistake of asking how thick the silver plating was (as it would rub away with repeated cleaning) but no, his impressive front-woman (also his daughter) told us he only works in solid silver; he is a silversmith after all. Silver is an excellent conductor of heat so just the thing for searing scallops.These swan spoons were very cute too. Click here for the video). You need deep pockets but these pieces are investments, made to last for generations.