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so I've been planning my next towel. I'm thinking pebble weave (still), in a check pattern. Maybe - all the color changes may make me crazy. *g*

I've also been surfing......I decided a while back that I really want handmade stuff in this house. I got rid of my Noritake everyday china, and replaced it with mis-matched Fiestaware (OK, so it's not handmade, but it's bright and funky and fun!) So, now I've been surfing for mugs to replace the cheap Wally-world ones. I know what I'll be spending my "extra" cash on!

I have 3 hand-thrown mugs now (well, 4 if you count the one made for my DH). 2 (OK, 3) were made by the ever so talented PotWench (sadly retired from pottery, now *sob*!) - a dragon mug and my beloved Wench mug (and DH's Wench Bait mug - Himself will grow into it sooner or later!), and 1 I got from the Highland Games last year. I love them - I love the weight, the solidness, the realness of them. It's so very satisfying to drink tea out of one of these...and they feel less fragile then the store-bought ones. Guess I'll be doing some serious shopping at the Games in October - depending on the budget.

45 minutes to go.....can't wait to get home and weave some more! (Yes, it's an obsession. No, there's no cure!)
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The possessed iPod says:: Pint & Dale - Bransle D'Escosse
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Date:September 7th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who is a potter.

We eat from a mishmash of Portmeirion Botanic Garden and hand-thrown ware.

If you can give me an indication of the sort of shapes and colors you like, next time he has a sale I can see if he's got anything you might like. He's also a pagan and has made all sorts of chalices, offering dishes and goddess and god stuff.
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Date:September 8th, 2004 02:36 am (UTC)
Ooooh! Yes, please!

I just want coffee type mugs - the ones that are mostly the same diameter top to bottom. My wench mug is an exception - Potwench made it very subtly curvy - you don't notice it at first, but it's there and very organically female. *g* I tend to drink with my whole hand thru the handle, and my thumb on the rim, if that helps. The kids aren't allowed to touch the mugs - yet. We've just started using glasses on Sundays...so far no accidents. (I use the "fine" china for Sunday dinner - might as well use it, and the kids enjoy "fine dining" *snork*. As if hotdogs are considered "fine dining"...)

As for colors.......I like earthy colors, but really, I don't want matching stuff. My MIL said I'm doing the artsy thing - whatever *that* means; I just want happy, fun tableware. The wench and dragon and wench bait mugs are muted green, the other one is blue and clay colored.
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