Tuesday, 6 November 2012


While most of Australia (according to the TV) drank bubbly wine and watched the Melbourne Cup, I read a good book, planted out the coriander and drank green tea.

I found this unusual leaf-shaped tea bowl at the Ballarat artisan market last Saturday.   I have a couple of more tradtionally shaped tea bowls, but this one is surprisingly pleasant to hold and easy to drink from.

I was impressed by Blackseed Ceramics which was one of the few stallholders at the market to offer well made and individual work.
The other pieces I saw on the Blackseed stall were of less traditional colouring than the bowl I chose. There were some beautiful turquiose-glazed bowls and some fine, white porcelain painted in delicate paisley patterns and gently textured on the outside to suggest traditional paisley textiles.


grace Forrest~Maestas said...

maybe i am going crazy. i thought
i'd left a message here long ago but see i did not.
i love bowls.
i love the thought of drinking
from a bowl, not a cup or glass.
This makes me think of a lot of

will watch for your cairn

Elizabeth said...

Maybe because holding a bowl in both hands stops you reaching for a book, or food. You just drink your tea.