POTS FOR SOUP: Carolyn Burns decorated a glazed pot in preparation for Bottlebrush's annual Soup Night.
POTS FOR SOUP: Carolyn Burns decorated a glazed pot in preparation for Bottlebrush's annual Soup Night. contributed

Souper social night served at Bottlebrush

THERE'S nothing quite like a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter's night.

Maitlia Potters will serve up their annual soup night next month with members each cooking up a storm to share with the public.

Member Carolyn Burns said the soup nights started in 1986.

"The tradition started from a suggestion made by one of the potters' early tutors Kevin Grealy," she said.

"It's a social evening where locals can get together and enjoy a glass of wine or punch and savouries followed by a delicious array of nutritious and tasty soups."

 

Some of the glazed pots ready to be fired created by Maitlia Potters members for their annual Soup Night.
Some of the glazed pots ready to be fired created by Maitlia Potters members for their annual Soup Night. contributed

On top of the most popular soups like pumpkin and pea and ham, there were a few interesting varieties over the years.

"One of our late members, Ann Bateson, would come up with something unusual each year - like chilli and chocolate.

"We also had a Russian soup from a member who was of that descent and another member who husband was a fisherman, so there was a beautiful seafood bisque."

"I remember many years ago people were turning up left, right and centre - far more than had RSVP'd.

"I had visions of buying soup from Andy's to ensure everyone had some. That didn't have to happen but we didn't have anything left over."

Soup Night will be held on Friday, July 6 at the Bottlebrush Craft Centre, corner of Ferry and Queen Sts, Maryborough from 6pm.

Cost of the evening will be $15 per head. RSVP by June 30 by phoning 41222533.

"Those attending will receive a handcrafted soup bowl to keep as a memento of the occasion."



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