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Sunday, July 28, 2013

based on a favorite...

Maybe ten years ago a teapot came outta the kiln with a small crack in the rim, and it was one of those rare moments you are GRATEFUL you cannot sell it because you love it so and want to keep it.  I use that flawed teapot nearly every day! This has only happened to me a couple of times.  I am drinking out of a mug shaped like an elephant, also has a small crack and I was very pleased to keep it.
Anyway, you could not stay in business if less than 90+ percent of your work survived or if you kept everything. The problem is, you rarely keep a nice item and have to be forced to do so. But it occurred to me the other day "make that teapot again and sell it!" and here tis...have an awesome Sunday!

(teapot by Gary Rith)


Hilary said...

It's a cute classic. And it's nice to be able to enjoy your own pieces every now and then.

smartcat said...

That looks like a perfect 'morning' pot. I like the way the little guy on top looks ready to go....walkies?!

Anonymous said...

Utterly charming!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am in love.

Momma Fargo said...

I love my elephant teapot every day. It's da bomb! Thank you for being so talented!

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