Firstly the concept . . . cicchetti are small snacks or side dishes typically served in Italian (and specifically Venetian) bars. So . . . a bit like Italian tapas . . . in Ludlow. Opened in 2013 … Continue reading →
The Fish House stands plum at the top of the Bullring at the nexus of Corve, Old, King and Tower streets meaning that it is passed by almost everyone who visits Ludlow. For a town with … Continue reading →
Marches Pottery has been at 45 Mill Street since 1982. The pottery shop at the front of the property displays the work of potter, Andrew Crouch. Behind the shop space and visible through a large window is his studio space, and further back beyond his studio through one of Ludlow’s hidden garden spaces is his firing studio; home to his kilns.
Andrew trained at Bath Academy of Art and his practice is hand thrown reduction-fired stoneware; to the non-pottery-term-literate this means that all of his pieces are thrown on his potter’s wheel before being kiln fired (for the second firing in an open flame kiln). He produces functional ceramics and tableware, from cups and saucers to bowls plates, pitchers and jugs. All are distinctive stylish pieces in 3 main glaze colours: tenmoku (brown), celadon (pale green) and white.
Alongside his own work, Andrew also stocks a small range of pieces by other local craftspeople, ceramics by Mark Griffiths, wood bowls by Paul Caton and woven textiles by Alison Morton. All complement the aesthetic of Andrew’s own work; consistent craftsmanship which is beautifully displayed.
The Fruit Basket, based at 2/3 Church Street, is a family owned greengrocers that specialises in local, seasonal produce. Originally set up by Rob Morris and a friend in 1990 at its current location, the shop has grown into a … Continue reading →
Tom Dickins Fine Art is based in one of Ludlow’s landmark buildings: Stone House on Corve Street. Until only a couple of years ago this was a Shropshire Council occupied building, in fact Ludlow’s Registry Office was housed in its … Continue reading →
S C Prices the bakers is an old fashioned family business in all the right ways – celebrating 70 years of ownership in the same family in 2013 and currently on the 3rd generation, with the fourth often found helping … Continue reading →
The Silver Pear is something of a Ludlow institution; spread over two floors of a characterful half timbered 13th Century building on the picturesque Broad Street they stock a huge range of products. You will often see their distinctive pale … Continue reading →