I have more than enough teawares, so I don't mean
to be actively hunting the elusive teaware ... yet I always seem to come home with an antelope over my shoulder
Last weekend I bagged up some bubble wrap I'd accumulated, and took it to a young potter who sells her wares at a local market and therefore has a perpetual need for packing materials. I had every intention of giving her the bubble wrap, and then leaving. NO buying (I told myself) was to take place. This transaction was to be purely environmental in nature.
Well, OK, maybe I'll just take a few minutes to have a friendly chat about glazes.
The upshot was, I spotted a gorgeous little yunomi that was, um, irresistible ("and only $10" - that's my inner voice speaking, not the potter's!). Plus, I also ended up commissioning a one-of-a-kind yunomi that may be ready, if I'm lucky, around Christmastime.
Sigh. I've got the bug... bad. Someone please stop me!