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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Teapot Tuesday number 5: "what's that thing up there?"

(teapots by Gary Rith)
I love these 2 teapots, glazed in my shimmery dark green glaze.  I have told you I keep a box of cane and bamboo handles, ready to use depending on what comes out of the kiln.  I select a few of the right size, and hold them up and eye what fits and looks best for that teapot:  the wrapped oval here is the creme de la creme!
A customer was eyeing the small one Sunday and asked "what's that thing up there?" and I was puzzled and they asked "that thing on top of the lid?" and I pointed "this?" a nod in reply "oh, that is just a little loop for a knob" and the customer, who may not have much imagination, sniffed and said "that's different".
My wife often tells me "art education for little kids in this country sucks".


Lori Buff said...

Yes, it is different and different is good.

I love the handles, you're right about them.

Barbara Rogers said...

Very nice knobs. And teapots too.

smalltownme said...

Not your kind of customer!

smartcat said...

I guess it takes all kinds....obviously not a tea drinker!

Barbara Martin said...

Great teapots, Gary!

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