Saturday, May 18, 2013

tea time... pizza time... wine time.


My great-niece is having a birthday next month... I can't believe she is going to be five! I decided a few months ago that I would make her a tea set for her birthday. Originally I was thinking the typical set with little cups and saucers. Since we have gone all Korean around here lately, I thought it was more fitting to make a more Asian influenced set. I think this will be something that she won't necessarily outgrow, she can continue to use it, or display it, as an adult. I haven't settled on a glaze yet. Copper red and shino might be nice. If the red goes mauve or pink, it will still be okay. I will have to think on it a bit... suggestions are welcome!

 It's been a stressful week, Jeff and I have been dealing with some ridiculousness between two organisations that we belong too in New Hampshire. You just can't escape it! Rituals always make me feel better... Friday night pizza making and a cheap bottle of wine. Isn't that cup sweet? The maker is Daniel Garretson, a past apprentice of Mark Shapiro.

I woke up today with a much better attitude.

10 comments:

  1. I like the blue dotted flower mugs in your etsy shop, the tea set would be sweet with that look, then it would look a little like Chinese export, I had a tea set like that when I was a little girl, wish I knew where it was..... She will love anything you do, what a nice treasure to have!

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  2. Tracey- I was done with the slip trailed work more than a year ago, but I keep getting orders for those dotted mugs. I make a few extras and they sell, so I decided to to keep making them. It would make a cute tea set. I usually slip trail leather hard. My set is dry now. It would probably still work out.

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  3. Where in NH were you? I'm from Rye,and still have family there.My studio The Barn Pottery is on Cape Cod.No blog,but fb.But you can see some of my work on Hatchville's.Hollis and I have been doing some collaborating lately.I enjoy checking out your blogs;).Have a wonderful day!Kim

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  4. That pizza looks like it could fix whatever needs fixing.

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  5. Kimberly - I am familiar with your work from Hollis's blog and his FB page. You two have been doing some really sweet work together.
    I grew up in Nashua, NH. Before we moved to NC we lived and had a studio in Northwood. Right on Rte 4 (Antique Alley) halfway between Concord and Portsmouth. I do miss being 40 min. from the ocean!

    Dennis - the pizza and wine was a great fix, I am not sure which one did the trick.

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  6. Sometimes a good night's sleep is what is needed to get things into proportion. I hope that N.H hassles don't mean that you are giving up on the League show

    I love the tea set and that it is 'gown-up'......my advice is to go with your instincts as to what your niece would enjoy.

    The pizza looks delicious...now guess what I want!

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  7. Hi Smartcat, We will still be at the league show... this year at least!

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  8. ah...you hint at it... THE LEAGUE! mmm hmm....

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  9. Hey, I found that tea set at my mom's this weekend, she had it in her china cabinet, it's now over 50 years old, yikes!

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  10. Tracey - did you bring your tea set home? So glad you found it!

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