Friday, 20 March 2009

New Silver Jewellery

We have some lovely new jewellery that has just arrived at the Artcafé in West Mersea, made by local artist Helen Burgess. Helen works mostly in silver with the addition of semi~precious stones and enamel to enhance her designs. Her range is quite wide and has started to sell already, we think there may be a present for your mum amongst it somewhere.

Monday, 9 March 2009

A New Artist

We've just taken delivery today of some new handmade ceramics from artist Jane James who was living here until moving to Jersey with her family in 2007. Her work like the majority of our artists' is inspired by living on the coast and I think is guaranteed to brighten your day! Jane works in driftwood and ceramic and makes a range of hand painted pieces with speciality glazes that produce a magical lustre to capture the colours of the sea.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Three Rum Ol' Boys

A trio of venerable Mersea gents enjoy a latte in the sunshine! You may well recogonise them, LtoR Peter from Datapartners and After The Fire, 'Ricey' (star of stage and screen and one time 'The Weakest Link' champion!) and Sam aka Elizaphanian.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

A Beautiful Morning

This was the scene this morning just before the usual routine of getting the furniture and open sign out in readiness for all you lovely customers,

with the sun getting higher in the sky now it casts wonderful shadows across the churchyard.

The mussels have proved really popular and we've taken another delivery of the little darlings, if you carry on eating them at this rate we'll have to make them a permanent addition to our menu.

Some of you may have noticed today that we've set up a 'research and development' department...

and our first project thanks to Maggie was a Treacle Tart & Custard. Oh, before you ask, I am aware that the word development has only 3 E's in it!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


We're now serving a big bowl of Mussels in a White Wine, Cream and Parsley Broth, with French Bread and Butter for a very sensible £7.95. Maggie has been cooking these in this style for donkeys' years both in various restaurants and at home for us and it seems a bit daft that we haven't offered them before now at the Artcafé.