Warwick is getting ready for soup, glorious soup
IT'S one of the most delicious parts of Jumpers and Jazz Festival, and this year's Hot Pots Soup Bowl Night is going to be a big one.
The evening is set to cater for 300 people, with no bookings required for all who want to chow down.
Raye Batham of Warwick Potters Association said all were welcome to this year's event, ensuring there would be more than enough soup and bowls to go around.
"We will open at 5.30pm to sell bowls," Mrs Batham said.
"We have 300 bowls, selling at $12 each.
"On the Thursday night there will be complimentary soup for all those who buy a bowl."
If you needed more incentive besides free soup and beautifully crafted bowls to attend, Mrs Batham said this year's flavours promised to be tantalising.
"We have seven varieties of soup, all homemade with local, donated produce," she said.
"There will be pumpkin, leek and bacon, chicken and vege, pea and ham and a couple of secret ones.
"We put in a secret soup each year."
The 250 soup bowls were hand-moulded by Ray Tainton, and decorated and glazed by members of the Warwick Potters Association.
"We started making them in February," Mrs Batham said.
"They will be for sale all night Thursday."
The soup night will open the Warwick Potters Association's Jumpers and Jazz pottery exhibition, featuring the handcrafted creations of its members.
"There's everything from sculptures, to coffee cups and lovely platters for sale," Mrs Batham said.
"And of course, there are always plenty of vases.
"Everything will be for sale, and the exhibition will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm for all to view and purchase."
The Hot Pots Soup Bowl Night takes place at the Potters' clubhouse, 63 Horsman Road, and Mrs Batham ensured there will be plenty of parking at the rear of the building.