This doesn't happen here in October! It actually snowed last night after a brisk cold front moved through. Brrr..... My good friend (and artist blogger) Meagan Chaney, is visiting here with me this week while she takes John Britt's glaze chemistry class. Meagan and I used to be roommates back when we lived in Asheville, but she moved down to sunny Florida the past two years. Needless to say, she certainly wasn't expecting snow this morning! It's fun having my friend back to chat and catch up on things.
I'm on my afternoon tea break, which happens continually now that it is cold. Lately, I've been using one of my old teapots to brew my tea in. I love making teapots but for some reason I never really used them even though I always drink tea. I'm enjoying using it so much, but now I want to try out one of my new ones because I know they have gotten better than this one. It's bringing to mind all the things a potter thinks about when you make teapots. I think I might have to do some serious research to really learn about what it is that tea connoisseurs want in their tea and teapots so that I can make one that really works perfectly. This favorite teabowl I'm using was given to me by Minnesota potter Jeff Oestreich back when I assisted him at a Penland class a couple of years ago.