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Emma Bridgewater talks about her new book: Pattern and the Secrets of lasting Design

26th June 2016
Venue: St Peter's Church, Oundle PE8 4AL
Time: 7.00 - 8.00pm

Including over twenty of Emma's family recipes and a complete list of every Bridgewater design since 1984, Pattern is a visual and story-filled celebration of this uniquely British brand.

Emma’s design inspirations come from everyday life, and the new book looks at her biggest influences – from the children’s bookshelf filled with Maurice Sendak, Beatrix Potter and Ladybird books, to family holidays on the North Norfolk coast or on the Scottish Isles and many others. Emma tells the stories of each pattern's creation, she reveals the intricate processes of research and collaboration behind the familiar designs she has stamped on our kitchenware and our hearts, for the past thirty years.

Each pattern comes with a 'serving suggestion': a favourite recipe from Emma's family cookbook that will look deliciously at home on your Polka Dot plate or in your Dancing Mouse bowl.

Since establishing her pottery business 30 years ago, Emma’s cheerfully distinctive kitchenware has found its way onto the dresser shelves and kitchen tables of homes all over Britain and beyond. Today, Emma Bridgewater Ltd is still owned and run by Emma and her husband Matthew, who continue to contribute designs. Known for quintessentially British patterns, Emma Bridgewater pottery is manufactured in Britain, with over 200 people now employed in her factory in Staffordshire. The early family life which inspired the Emma Bridgewater business took place round the kitchen table, and that is still the focus of Emma and Matthew’s life with their four children today.

Emma received a CBE for services to industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2013 and her first book, Toast & Marmalade: and Other Stories, was a Sunday Times bestseller when it was published in 2014.

Kindly sponsored by Stu Pots Ltd of Oundle

Please bring along your favourite cup or mug, tea and coffee will be available to enjoy during the talk.

Tickets £8 (£6), £1 off early bird tickets bought before 18th June, available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.

Open hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Fri Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk

Any queries call Helen on 07743988181 or email oundlelitfestival@hotmail.co.uk