Duck egg on ochre pot

by Emma Akroyd

Today’s painting is one of the eggs our duck laid before her untimely departure, resting on an ochre coloured pot that was excavated by Max’s Dad in his orchard in the Lake District. His parents’ kitchen garden was the inspiration behind our move to France, as by the time we had realised the importance of growing our own food they had moved and the beautiful Victorian walled garden of his childhood home was now in someone else’s hands. It’s wonderful to have some of the pottery though, nestling on my shelf in the studio, waiting for the right occasion to show themselves off.