Tuesday, April 19, 2016


This isn't just another teapot...

It's an inside look at what happens when a a natural intuitive talent starts playing in an area reserved for the big kids.
Honestly... I spend much of my time being flatly humbled by what is sitting next to me in the studio. I think this is just Jessica Fong's third or fourth teapot, but it functions so well that I'm almost hoping that it's just beginners luck.
Np dribble, well balanced, and the surface... totally dreamy. 

Monday, April 18, 2016






1. accompanying but not a major part of something. "for the potter who deals with real problems, a pots' surface is incidental to its function "

synonyms: less important, accidental, accompanying, adventitious, ancillary, attendant, by-the-way, casual, chance, circumstantial, coincidental, concomitant, concurrent, contingent, contributing, contributory, fluke, fortuitous, irregular, nonessential, occasional, odd, random, secondary, subordinate...


2. liable to happen as a consequence of (an activity). "the ordinary risks incidental to a craftsman's job" synonyms: connected with, related to, associated with, accompanying, attending, attendant on, concomitant to/with, "the risks incidental to the job"

Synonyms: connected with, related to, associated with, accompanying, attending, attendant on, concomitant to/with 
The things that we incidentally trip over on our way to a new design...
"... a simplified and strong graphic statement..." 
Very well timed kind words. 
Thank you Grace.