Tuesday, February 28, 2012

hanging out with the neighbors

Last night we invited our potter friend and neighbor, Phil Pollet (Old Gap Pottery), to join us for dinner. Jeff and I worked together in the kitchen to make a tasty dish of tofu and stir fried veggies, served over udon noodles. We broke opened a bottle of sake and had an enjoyable evening of smart conversation and good food.
We stayed up way too late and slept in. I couldn't resist take a picture of our cup selection washed and drying on the kitchen island this morning...

Starting in the back from left to right, clockwise: Tokkuri (sake server) by Jeff, faceted cup by Jack Troy, shino cup by John Zentner, Pedestal sake cup by Jeff Brown, sake cup by me, sake cup by Phil Rogers, and sort of in the center faceted cup by Jeff.
The flowers are in a hexagonal wood fired fired vase that Jeff made. It was the first pot the I purchased from him nearly ten years ago. It's still one of my favorites.

Evenings like this one really make me feel fortunate to be living in Seagrove.

As for today... we partially unloaded a kiln and I can't wait to share pictures of Jeff's Korean teabowls (chasabal). Hopefully I will have pictures tomorrow.


  1. Wouldn't it be boring if all of those cups on your table were just clear glasses from Walmart?!
    Fun to see your collection :)

  2. choosing cups and dishes are the most fun part of eating and drinking... this is just a small sampling of our collection... we might be on the verge of being considered hoarders! pretend i didn't say that, that show creeps me out and there is nothing creepy about having lots of really nice pots :o).

  3. my fave: Jeffy's brown flower vase there, NIIIIICE :)

  4. Ditto Tracey's comment. My dentist told me about having dinner with friends in Asheville where the whole table was set with handmade dishes. He said it was "like magic."


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