Hello from the studio
I’m stationed in the basement today, packing orders for some of my Danish retailers. I really don’t like packing, so if you’re just hanging around with nothing to do, please stop by!! I’ll buy you lunch 😉
These teapots will be off shortly, but similar ones can be ordered. Feel free to get in touch.
I’ve been testing the Etchr sketchbooks in hot press and cold press in the last month or so. They are beautiful sketchbooks with 100% cotton paper!
This week I started the cold press book which behaves radically different from the paper I normally use. It’s much harder to create textured washes on 100% cotton paper when you are sketching quickly. So I’ve been experimenting with working much drier generally and relying on dry brushwork more. It’s been so much fun to try different techniques! .
Once I’ve finished this book I’ll share a full review. I promise!
Huge thanks to @etchr_lab for sending me these books to test.
Tea and teapot @goodfieldseatery
"Do you want all the benefits of clay, but don't want to pay for hype? Are you wanting to brew tea in a handmade work of art? Well then you came to the right place." See what people have to say about our Nixing Teapots.
This Ruby Lapsang comes from ancient trees at altitude over 1200 meters in Wuyi. Only the freshest and strongest buds are handpicked in spring and manually roasted and processed into a diamond shape in a traditional way. This minimizes the damage to the delicate tea bud.
This gives the best balance between floral, unparalleled roasted yam sweetness and nevertheless the fruity logan Flavor. Even long steepings produce sweet cups without astringency.The golden ring around the cup is the best signature for a high quality black tea. The rich and complex aroma is the best thing that would sooth your mind.
Duo qiu(Connected Ball) Yixing teapot ~ duanni~150ml~9 holes out of water
Duo qiu style is one of classic round shapes in the history of Yixing teapot. We called it Duo qiu (Connected Ball)teapot, because it looks like many balls connects , from top to bottom. The body of the teapot is a big ball. Sometimes, teapots will flatten the shape of the body appropriately. This is also for the overall beauty. The lid is half a ball, the button is another ball, and the spout and handle are a cut in the arc of the ball. These balls connect, and show Geometric and aesthetic technique.
The body is carved the letter"洗心" and means to get rid of distractions and keep in mind in Chinese.
As much as I revere tea, I also cherish the plates, cups, saucers, teapots, silverware, etc. that is a must for the proper service of it. I do get a lot of questions about the dish patterns and how I find teaware, in particular my western-style teapots and cups & saucers. So, for today, let's focus on this beautiful cup and saucer I found at an Antique Mall in Lewisville, Texas.
This gorgeous cup is a production of chinoiserie made by Thomas Forester & Sons, named Hainan Phoenix Ware. In my research, I found it was made circa 1920-1940; I couldn't find a definite date for my cup.
Take a look at the elements of the motif... a lotus flower, a carp, geometrical lines, and the pièce de résistance, a beautiful phoenix over a background of stenciled gold flowers. All very Asian.
From the time chinoiserie was established as a decorative motif for western consumers, it was used for the purpose of fun and frivolity by squashing all of the hard and fast asymmetric rules of Roman and Greek decor. It became extremely popular.
Teaware, whether Asian, Western or a combination of both is an integral part of "taking" tea. What is your favorite vessel for serving or drinking tea?☕
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Handmade teapot best gift for mom's birthday, think my friend and together we make this wonder🥳 Glaze named "Kosmos Mittelblau" 🌌
Решила проводить мастер-классы для друзей) Вот такой чайник сделали с подругой для её мамы🥳 Надеюсь понравится😊