Sunday, February 21, 2016

A Generous Gift

The first thing that I do in the morning (after making coffee) is check e-mail. My inbox contained a message from a potter that lives outside of Winston Salem. She is in the process of moving and has made the difficult decision to stop making pots. Her truck was already loaded with glaze materials and a few sieves, if she could deliver them that day, would we be interested? The list of materials included most of what we use. I replied immediately with a big YES.

When she arrived in the afternoon I was so excited to see that one of the sieves was this Talisman....

Jeff and I had been wanting one for so long! It will be super handy for mixing large batches of shino glaze. Every time I sieve shino, I get impatient and start to use my hand to help the glaze through the sieve. When I am done it feels like I have hundreds of tiny splinters in my fingers, definitely not a good thing. This will solve that issue totally!
Along with the glaze materials and oxides, were some nice pottery books. Some that we didn't own, a couple that we already have.  We will pass the duplicates on to students. This was such a generous gift, including delivery, so of course we told her to pick out some pots in the gallery.
What a great way to end the week!


  1. That's a wonderful story. Potters are such a great community of people!

  2. That is such an awesome gift! I bought one of those sieves waaay back in the beginning and although it was expensive, it's worth every penny. You'll love it. :)

  3. just like a mouli legumes...but with plastic paddles

  4. WOW !!!!I have used a Talisman and love then but never could convince myself to spend the money for the 8 or 10 buckets of glaze I mix a year. Lucky you!


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