Overall's on fri 14 apr 06
My new teapot arrived today and my husband and I just
love it; and the goodies you included as well! They
smelled of Canadian woodfire and nature with the ash
soaking in and the handmade cane handle that feels
I'll be e-mailing you off list about ordering a couple
I love your wood fired shinos and forms and wished you
were here closeby in Texas teaching Tony. Good Luck
to you and Sheila always.
Off topic: The Houston Potters Guild is organizing a
Texas Teapot Tournament Exhibition with Purchase Award
its first year in January 2007. Would it be okay to
use an image of my newly acquired teapot in the
brochure for entry even though it's not a Texas made
teapot? As it's already mine, I don't see how you can
say no, but I'm not real saavy on these things. I
would of course make sure it would reference
"Woodfired Shino Teapot by Tony Clennell, Canadian
potter in the collection of moi. Okay? Constructive
Kim in Houston
clennell on sat 15 apr 06
Kim Overall wrote:
> Off topic: The Houston Potters Guild is organizing a
> Texas Teapot Tournament Exhibition with Purchase Award
> its first year in January 2007. Would it be okay to
> use an image of my newly acquired teapot in the
> brochure for entry even though it's not a Texas made
> teapot? As it's already mine, I don't see how you can
> say no, but I'm not real saavy on these things. I
> would of course make sure it would reference
> "Woodfired Shino Teapot by Tony Clennell, Canadian
> potter in the collection of moi. Okay? Constructive
> thoughts suggestions?
> Kim in Houston
Dear Clay Overalls: glad ya luv your t-pot. I was worried it had gone
missing in action, you hated it or it arrived in shards.
I got to fez up to you though- your t-pot and goodies are gas fired shino.
Don't feel sheepish I've tricked the best. Use the slips,and the shino that
I gave you and sprinkle ash on while the glaze is still wet. Think like a
flame and sprinkle more on the windward and less on leeward like a kiln
flame would do.
I'd be thrilled to be a Texas coverboy but ya have ta tell everyone it's
high fired carbon trap shino by Canuck potter Tony C.
Keep all your Overalls dirty.
P.S My best shinos are gas fired. they are far superior to any shino I've
managed to get in wood.
Tony and Sheila Clennell
Sour Cherry Pottery
4545 King Street
CANADA L0R 1B1
Kim Overall on sun 16 apr 06
Well that certainly is a hoot; it being gas fired and not wood.
I'll continue to laugh at myself on that one for a long time.
I wonder how many of you out there would've guessed wood also?
But it did smell woodsie...I swear!
I guess the cane handle was it.