Tead Off wrote:I will not be offering any of the teaware of Elena Renker any longer. To my utter amazement, there was zero response. Why? Several potters whom I respect have told me that her work is very high quality and hold her in high esteem. These are both Asians and Western potters. I own one of her bowls and often reach for it when I'm preparing matcha. It feels very good in the hands and is great to look at.
I feel disappointed that others did not see what I and other teaware potters saw in her work. Is it because she is not a 'Tea Artisan' who posts in that thread? Do people feel that they do not 'know' her so they don't want to take a chance on her work or don't feel like they have a 'personal' connection to her? These are some of the thoughts going through my head trying to make heads or tails out of it all. Just wanted to say something about it.
Tead Off wrote: ... Chip, and the rest of teachatters have never met, said a word to, and know nothing about except that you like their work. ... It just makes me wonder, Chip, when you say her work was beautiful but you never bought anything.(Not trying to make you feel guilty).