Matih Morawietz

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8 things to do in Paris that only a local would know

Climbing the Eiffel Tower, seeing the brushstrokes on Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, tearing apart a baguette and drinking wine straight out of the bottle on the Seine — the images of a trip to Paris are clear to anyone who has only seen the City of Light in guidebooks and movies.<p>And yet, real functioning, …

France

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the Basically reader, write</i> …

Baking

Three Helpful Tips for Operating a Sustainable Pottery Studio

1 Clear water from the top of the recycling tub is siphoned off for reuse every morning. With kilns fueled primarily by fossil fuels and materials …

Sustainability

Singapore turns vacant space into urban farms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Resource-scarce Singapore is turning vacant pockets of land into space for urban farming as the island city strives to ease its reliance on imported food.<p>The wealthy Southeast Asian city-state imports more than 90 percent of its food, much of it from neighboring countries, …

A Group of Scientists Says We Have Three Years to Save The Planet From Irreversible Destruction

It's crunch time.<p>A planet devastated by climate change may seem like a distant future. But Earth is already experiencing effects today.<p>Globally, the …

Climate

14 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Picnic Dinner

If you think of picnics simply as a cute weekend lunch, <i>think again</i>. The meal-in-a-stylish basket is made for a group dinner or the ultimate date night. To up your picnic spread game, we’ve selected 14 recipes, with shareable desserts included! Thank us later.<p><b>1. Spinach and Feta Spirals:</b> There’s …

Cooking

In Hunger, Roxane Gay Says What No One Else Will About Being Fat in America

Roxane Gay has a knack for turning uncomfortable truths into necessary reading. The author, whose much-celebrated works, <i>Bad Feminist</i> (2014) and <i>Difficult Women</i> (2017) made her a hero for millennial feminists, has never shied away from getting personal, but her latest project, a memoir called <i>Hunger</i>, …

Feminism

A stunning collection of pottery found piled up in a Leeds bungalow has sold for over &pound;861,000. The hoard was built up by the late Alan and Pat Firth, whose family had no idea of its value. It was only when they decided to get the house

A stunning collection of pottery found piled up in a Leeds bungalow has sold for over £861,000.<p>The hoard was built up by the late Alan and Pat Firth, …

Archaeology

Modern pottery is tasteful, simple, clean lined and dull. Please don't revive it

A £1m find in Leeds and a new BBC show The Great Pottery Throw Down have put ceramics in the spotlight. A pity, then, that so much pottery is too repressed to be considered art<p>A ceramics expert says that after discovering a £1m collection of modern British pottery in a bungalow in Leeds, he knows …

The week in TV: Doc Martin; Cuffs; The Great Pottery Throw Down; The Hunt

The all too watchable Doc Martin wraps up another series, Brighton welcomes cops and robbers, and the BBC shows there’s more to ovens than buns<p><b>Doc Martin</b> ITV | ITV Player<b><br>Cuffs</b> BBC1 | iPlayer<b><br>The Great Pottery Throw Down</b> BBC2 | iPlayer<b><br>The Hunt</b> BBC1 | iPlayer<p><b>Doc Martin</b> represents one of my guiltier …

Honeybees sweetened early farmers’ lives

Here’s the latest buzz on ancient farmers in Southwest Asia and Europe — they were big into honeybees.<p>Farmers spreading west across that wide swath …

Great Pottery Throw Down fuels new interest as stores report increase in sales

Makers behind Great British Bake off tap into Britain’s fascination with craft as enthusiasts attend classes and events around the country before BBC final<p>First it was baking, then sewing, and now clay as the Great Pottery Throw Down, the BBC’s latest knock-out skills competition fires up a renewed …

Why we’re addicted to ceramics

Whether brightly colored, misshapen or perfectly round, pottery has been given an all-new modern makeover by the latest generation of creative …

Tang Dynasty tri-colored glazed pottery exhibited in Henan[1]

Tangsancai featuring a stableman pulling a horse was originally unearthed in Luoyang of Henan province in 1928 and is now part of the Henan Museum …

China

Australian potter delivering 'life changing' workshop in Timaru

Some of the women taking part in the workshop, from left, Marita Bool and Jacqui Donald, with visiting Australian potter Janet de Boos.<p>A workshop in …

New Zealand

11 Gorgeous Spaces Belonging to Skilled Ceramicists

The different styles and forms of pottery and ceramics being produced by artists lately are extremely broad. From rough, raw and organic pieces to …

Copenhagen

Yingjing County's hand-crafted 'black pottery'

A photo shows an artist hand-firing "black pottery" in Yingjing county, Sichuan province. The "black pottery" is made from unique clay found in the …

Archaeology

Ceramic Techniques Every Pottery Lover Should Know

September 5, 2016<p>Eli Anapur is a pseudonym of Biljana Puric. A staff writer and editor at Widewalls, Biljana holds Master’s Degrees in Film …

Ancient History

Donald Trump Sucks At Pottery, Excels At Creeping Out Women In Throwback Commercial

An old internet company's commercial shows Trump hasn't changed a bit.<p>What will overgrown man-baby Donald Trump do with himself after losing the presidential election next month? It’s safe to say “become ceramicist” is out of the question, at least according to this throwback commercial for an …

Beauty Uniform: Helen Levi

Helen Levi is one of the most admired potters in the design world (we want to fill our homes with her colorful planters and vases) and one of the …

Bobbi Brown

From Cheese Making to Pottery: 10 Learning Holidays in India You Need to Try Now!

If you want to take home something more from a vacation than just a suitcase full of souvenirs and a tan, a learning holiday might just be the thing …

'I like your jugs tremendously': The Great Pottery Throw Down is back

We may still be in national mourning about The Great British Bake Off, but the next best thing returns this week – and it’s got far better innuendos<p>The marquee is in pieces. The bunting is boxed. The grounds of Welford Park in Berkshire – The Great British Bake Off’s bucolic nesting place – will …

Laguna painter blends traditional designs with modern styles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The patterns and shapes tumble from Marla Allison’s canvas like pottery shards or leaves strewn by a passing breeze.<p>“Pottery …

Albuquerque

Profile: Kim Whye Kee

Artist Kim Whye Kee shares how pottery helped to turn him over a new leaf while behind bars.<p>By Melanie Lee<p>When 37-year-old Kim Whye Kee had to attend …

Etruscan Pottery

Etruscan pottery, produced over five centuries, was nothing if not varied. Indigenous wares such as the glossy black bucchero were made alongside …

Ancient History

The BBC is still deciding on the future of The Great Pottery Throw Down

Just as the latest winner is crowned.<p>Series 2 of <i>The Great Pottery Throw Down</i> may have only just concluded today (March 23), but its future already …

British Humour

“Primitive Potter” Travels into the Backcountry for 10 Days with Only a Knife & Buckskin and Makes Anasazi Pottery

From filmmaker Steve Olpin comes a short documentary (a "documentary poem") called <i>Earth and Fire</i>, about artist and primitive potter Kelly Magleby. …

Primitive Ceramics: How to Make Your Own Clay Pots

The knowledge of how to transform mud into pottery signifies a major leap forward for prehistoric cultures, and until the development of metal …

Airbnb expands services in Singapore to soon kueh making, pottery lessons

SINGAPORE: Airbnb has expanded its operations in Singapore to offer experiences led by local experts, it announced on Tuesday (Mar 14).<p>In a media …

Hospitality

BBC Two - The Great Pottery Throw Down, Series 2, Episode 6

It is the quarter-final and two potters will be sent home.<p>In the throw down, the potters have just ten minutes at the wheel to throw the widest bowl they can while blindfolded.<p>For their spot test, they must carve a pattern onto the surface of a Greek urn using the centuries-old technique of …

Television (UK)