Thursday, April 05, 2007
TAB A, SLOT B
(pots by Gary Rith)
My friend Don is a jeweler and serious tea drinker. I drink tea too, but don't mind bags. Not so our friend Don, it must be leaves, AND therefore none of my usual tea strainers will do. I think I saw once a thing full of holes, intended to be the opposite of the teapot lid--it fits into the pot, holds the leaves, you pour through, then you pull it out after 5-6 minutes steeping. I feel most clever, I have made such an item for this teapot, first try. Note the clever tiny handle for easy removal from the teapot.
Don has not indicated color preference, which is GOOD, because he will therefore get the colors I want him to have, BUT, sadly, there is no call for a pig or dog on this teapot, not even one.