Showing the small size of this teapot in my hands
I am very fortunate to have generous friends in my life! Generous in sharing time, tea, love, support, creative passions, and even gifts. The little teapot shown above and below is from a friend who thought it matched my taste. I seem to be drawn to the delicate, small ones. My friend noticed and gifted this lovely pot to me. (She prefers larger ones.) THANK YOU!
It's typical in Gongfu and Wu-Wo style brewing to use a teapot and a serving pot. Of course then, I needed a serving vessel to coordinate with the teapot. While a glass one would do, when my friend steered me to this one from local potter Richard Brandt, I knew it was meant to be a pair! (See Marmalady's writeup on Richard.)
The serving pot has a lovely texture - smooth with just a bit of roughness for interest. As I handle it, the pottery will absorb oils from my hands and become shinier. An extra special bit is the memory I have of talking to Richard, the potter, about this piece at the NW Tea Fest.
There's just something about small things, things that can fit into your hand. They're comforting to hold, to rub, to tuck away in secret places. What small things do you treasure?