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updated thu 28 sep 00


mel jacobson on wed 27 sep 00

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>Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 08:28:52 -0500
>From: Bacia Edelman
>Subject: Re: teapots, form and function
>Maybe it is about time that I admit to having scanned a little of Clayart
>and opening every single post on teapots.
> Liz wrote:-
>>dark ages still uses tea leaves.>
>Martin Howard wrote:
>>garden. Many of the more discerning teas from specialist shops, as well as
>some supermarkets, still use loose tea rather than tea bags.>
>Snob or ancient that I am, I have to admit that I use loose tea as well,
>now making special trips to an Irish shop in a mall that sells Bewley's
>and Lyons tea, bags or loose, and of course imported.
>It may have something to do with the fact that I have lived in London, but
>really I prefer tea to coffee and like it strong and tasty.
>In a London hotel seven years ago, tea was good and hot but made from two
>tea bags per personal pot, however. Hm-m-m!
>Martin also says:
>I agree with you, Martin. The only exception I make is when I make souvenir
>sized teapots, lichen glaze and all, to give to some of my dearest friends
>at NCECA.
>Some would say most of my teapots look and ARE semi or non-functional.
>That is not
>the case in the last couple of years. One can definitely use most of them
>some of them are show pots and people are afraid. I also make some personal
>(two-mug) teapots, hand-built, for a gallery in nearby town and they are
>functional and over $100 (referring to Cindy Strnad's remark) and they do
>If it was Joyce who started this thread, thanks a lot; fun for me.
>hoping for time to hand-build some more teapots
>Bacia Edelman Madison, Wisconsin