Ep. 14 Malcolm Greenwood (Malcolm Greenwood Ceramics)
Oct 09 2020
When Lennox Hastie popped into the studio for the first time explaining that he was in Australia looking for a place to host his first restaurant, Malcolm remembers not thinking too much about the whole thing and when Lennox came back 12 months later, Malcolm had completely forgotten who he was. Fast forward to 2020, and the relationship between a Chef and Potter has developed so much so, that Malcolm's craft ware was featured and used in the new Lennox Hastie Chefs Table documentary, BBQ. A moment Malcolm remembers, was spent celebrating in the backyard with friends and family. But Malcolm's journey started full time back in 1990, after leaving the corperate world behind to pursue Pottery. It has had it's ups and downs, including dealing with the dry up of local ceramics due to cheaper asian exports in 2006-08, which lead to Malcolm reaching out to different clientele in Sydney. This led to other strong relationships between Brent Savage and Peter Gilmore, making Malcolm involved in the craftsman ship behind restaurants including Bentley restaurant, Firedoor, Quay, Bennelong and much more. We sit and chat about his early life growing up in America, early influences, how the restaurants collaborate with him, and the future of pottery in Australia during this unwavering time. It's a great light chat about Malcolm's consistent ambition to make his passion work so be sure to tune in. I would like to note that Roots Podcast is proudly supported by the Australian Good Food Guide. A hospitality guide that started in 1977 and still continues to rate and support restaurants ever since. Music By Charlie Fester. Follow @rootsforaging on instagram for more on the latest guest and soundbites.