As promised, here are the pictures of the lovely Snowdrift #9.
Mine appears to be made for right handed use. Do the carved lines/segments actually go in different directions on different pieces? Mine go counter-clockwise if you will, so it's perfect for the right hand.
Also, it's like there is exactly one correct way to hold it. There is a protrusion under which my pinky fits exactly and when I hold it this way the other fingers face zero resistance and the smooth side of the cup is pointing my way. Pretty awesome
It's lucky, but I guess I couldn't have made a better choice
I really like the clay he used. I don't own a Deishi piece yet (shame on me) and I think it's the clay that he also uses a lot, so it's probably nothing new for a lot of you.
I really like the texture. A cup with an unglazed or partially unglazed outside made from this clay might be cool!
So, finally, here are the pictures
(Sorry for crappy camera and photographer)Drinking tea from it for the first time, O-Cha's organic "7132" (3rd infusion pictured).