The idea for Stockpot & Two Smoking Barrels, a rural kitchen in Wiltshire, England, arose, fittingly, over a campfire. Passing the time in the rambling fields of Wiltshire, George Winks, the designer and craftsman behind Temper Studio, and Chris Wheatley-Hubbard, owner of Four Feathers Rural Courses, had the idea to convert an old shepherd’s hut in Wheatley-Hubbard’s barn into a mobile kitchen. Wheatley-Hubbard wanted something he could bring into the fields for his outdoor workshops, where participants could learn to forage, hunt, carve, cure, and cook over an open fire; Winks, for his part, wanted to take on the design of the space itself. “As is often the case when likeminded humans sit around campfires, they got to talking, and out of talking tends to come ideas, most of which are rubbish and by morning forgotten,” the story goes. “Sometimes, however, an idea refuses to be forgotten and the humans happen to possess all the required materials, skills, facilities, and naivety to turn it into a real thing.” The result: Stockpot & Two Smoking Barrels (a play on Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, the English caper film), with rustic elements and efficient storage. Here’s a look.
Photography by Emma Lewis.
N.B. Interested in partaking in workshops at the kitchen? Check back at Four Feathers Rural Courses for upcoming offerings (including, we’re told, a new collaboration between Temper Studio and Four Feathers, with skills including building a smoker, making charcoal, and “building small structures”).
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