Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year! New Pot!

Happy New Year!  Under the tree this year, was this beautiful hand crafted fully functional tea pot, a gift from brother-in-law David.
The tea pot is from Black Mountain Studio out of North Carolina.  These hand thrown, altered, barkware pottery tea pots are National Award Winners, and I can see why.  Their clever interpretation of combining nature and art into one design is amazing.

 From the lady bugs to the snail, to the striations on the pot representing the bark, it is amazing to study the pot. 
What a real treasure... and now, to decide upon the first tea to be brewed in this little beauty?


Steph said...

It's beautiful!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderfully innovative teapot! A wonderful gift!
Happy New Year!

Marilyn Miller said...

Lovely! I especially am fond of those little ladybugs.

Angela McRae said...

Oh my, what a grand new teapot! I was right by Black Mountain in N.C. in the fall ... no idea this sort of wonder was being wrought!