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Timeless Terracotta

We've recently created a range of large Terracotta Bisqueware pots for cost effective, yet high impact statement pieces for your garden.

Our Terracotta Bisquware has been through a single high temperature firing, versus the typical two firings for glazed pieces. 

The beautiful thing about terracotta is that it ages naturally. If you'd like to speed up this natural process, you can apply yoghurt and moss to your Terracotta (see recipe below).

Alternatively, for a fresh look you can apply your own masonry sealer to your pot (available at any hardware store eg Mitre 10 or Bunnings). Using masonry sealer on the inside of the pot will also reduce evaporation losses.

How to get that aged effect on your Terracotta Pot

A common way to age your Terracotta is by applying yoghurt to the outside of your pot, and leaving it in a shaded area for at least one month.

However we recently came across another method which involved mixing moss into the yoghurt to speed up this process even more. All you need to do for this is collect some moss from your garden, and mix it into the yoghurt before applying it to your pot. The yoghurt provides grounds for the moss spores to grow, creating that natural aged look. 

FREE Baking Creations fun for kids at Cafe Ringawera this July

Looking for something fun to keep the kids occupied these school holidays?

Patrick from Ringawera Cafe at Morris + James is running FREE Baking Creations workshops in Matakana this July, for kids aged 5 - 10 years old. 

Kids can come and create their own special bread treats and learn from a professional baker. Dough is pre-made. Patrick will show your kids how to make a bread roll, stick or loaf.. or whatever they'd like to take home for your family. The creation will be baked and available to take home after the workshop. Grab a coffee while you watch your kids learn about baking bread. 

Session Times: 

  • 10.30 - 11am Wednesday 11th July
  • 10.30 - 11am Wednesday 18th July

Baked creations will be ready for collection after 12.15pm on both days. 

Spaces are limited so bookings are essential. Contact Patrick to secure your spot on 09-422 7484. 

 

 

Cafe Ringawera Winter Hours + Menu

RINGAWERA CAFE at Morris + James // Winter Hours + Menu

Patrick and the team at Ringawera Cafe would like to advise cafe hours will vary over Winter. Friday, Saturday and Sunday remain as always 9am to 4pm with the kitchen open for full breakfast from 9 - 12pm and lunch from 12 - 2.30pm.

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