Thursday is the the new Friday.
Mrs. Rose and I are off to New Hampshire for the weekend Or New Hamster, as our friend Corey referred to it as. Corey and I are both from Maine, so we look down on NH. We are going to hang out at the lake with the Nieces and Nephews, Aunt and Uncles, Sisters and Brothers. (Mrs. Rose has a large family).
Also, welcome to all the new readers. I'm glad to have you. The response has been great. The blogs list is already up to 358! Can we make it to 400?
BTW I have had a bunch of questions about the pots above from the Mattanddavesclays.com site. They are infact Mrs. Rose's She is super fantastic and a great potter. Unfortunately she does not have an Etsy shop yet, but I am needling her to get one up. I'll let y'all know when that happens. She is thankful for the compliments.
As some of you may know, my day job (aside from making Clay) is as a Ceramic Engineer and Materials teacher here in Alfred. So I designed the glaze for Mrs Rose. Unfortunately I created that glaze especially for her, so I am not at liberty to share it, but thanks for the interest.
Just a few Tea Specific links for now. As Tea is often a big deal with the clay set. I thought people would appreciate these.
Here is a collection of 14 interesting tea kettles/pots that I thought people would get a kick out of.
Here is a tea press cover by Denis Belenko . Meant to keep your finger dry. Interesting concept.
Finally a Story from the Onion. It Stings! But I think that is the best kind of Humor.
Fancy Man Enjoys Tea
YOUNGSTOWN, OH—Jason Baumer, a fancy little gent who is apparently too good to enjoy a regular cup of coffee, drank a cup of tea Sunday.
The fancy man rests a placemat beneath the precious tea to protect his beautiful table from any errant drips.
The 29-year-old web designer prepared and consumed his precious tea, which is imported from some la-di-da foreign country, at about 10:30 a.m with the loving attention of a brittle, shawl-wearing spinster.
"I normally have some Earl Grey in the morning," said Baumer, referring to a kind of tea named after a guy who used to run around England in a powdered wig and fruity tights.
Read the rest of the story here