Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tea Boxes

I finished my first run of tea boxes yesterday, and I have five more to finish today. I'm planning to leave these unglazed and load them near the firebox so they get some lovely ash-n-flash. I have some of these boxes for sale at a shop in NC. They weren't selling very well at first. Recalling the pottery shoppers in Seagrove wandering up to the counter at the shop where I worked, waving a bowl or platter and asking what they would do with it, I started calling them "Tea Boxes" instead of "Boxes." Apparently the good citizens of Raleigh do not need regular boxes, but they do need something to hold their tea leaves. I'm expecting my MacArthur Fellowship any minute now. In the meantime, though, I'll get back to work glazing!


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