Monday, July 26, 2010

Koi Tea Bowl 16"x25" 2010


A friend commented that the painted fabric on the right looked like koi fish swimming.  Aha....a title.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fuschia Tea Bowl 17" x 21.5" 2010


My tea bowls became a series of small quilts.  More to follow.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Three Tea Bowls 2010 20"x51'


A perfect tea bowl is one that is not perfect.  There should be fascinating irregularities in the shape and glaze that evoke the earth from which it came.  If filled with hot tea, it should allow your fingers to hold it gently but confidently so you can inhale the fragrance.  As the tea cools, the bowl should seduce you to embrace it in your cupped hands.  Just sitting on a shelf, a perfect tea bowl should remind you of the calm warmth of sipping tea.