Comfort food–the ultimate hug for the soul this time of year! Even though Hunter-Wolff Gallery doesn’t sell comfort food, you can find Colorado-made pottery for serving your favorite meals for that ultimate hug. Tony Heslop, a fine potter in Colorado Springs, creates an array of colorful, practical tableware for everyday living. Everyday doesn’t mean not special!
Tony’s “pots” are a feast for the eyes and when you add your own home-cooked recipes, it is a combo your family and guests will come back for more. There is nothing like filling the kitchen with the smell of home baked bread and pastries and a bubbling treat on the stove or crockpot and serving it up on beautiful clayware. This past weekend I made a steaming pot of vegetable soup from my grandmother’s recipe book and served it up with crusty bread smothered in soft creamy butter and a tasty mango treat – all served in Tony Heslop’s serving dishes and platters. I even used his clever butter saver that can sit on the counter or table for two weeks without spoiling.
Fans have been collecting Tony’s work for more than thirty years and several generations of cooks keep adding pieces to their own collections and for gifts. Each year he adds new designs, colors and shapes and his work continues to evolve to keep the kitchen king and queens happy. His glazes are food safe and kitchen-friendly because they work in the microwave, dishwasher and oven. If you like adding a bottle wine to the table, check out his wine chiller. Place it in the freezer for a few hours and then on the table and your white wine and champagne will stay chilled throughout the meal…and they are so affordable, you might add several to the table.
When you are looking for a wedding, anniversary, or shower gifts, and have a modest budget, consider finding something special from the Tony Heslop pottery collection. We know the gift will be welcomed and cherished for years to come.
Buy local. Buy American. Buy treasures for a lifetime.