debunix wrote:A very striking finish on that blue gem. Is the brown a second glaze, or unglazed clay peeking through?
And hope your knee is better soon!
The brown is rough.. and the inside I'm sure is lightly glazed/waxed.. something because it is shiny (not the smoothe matte finish of my other Kyusu) then the blue is glazed so I think it was added afterwards. I'm sure it isn't "high end" but geared for everyday use - but she picked it out and brought it back in her suitcase along with a few green teas. Again, I'm sure the teas are "grocery store" quality but she didn't know what I had tried/liked, nor would I expect her to spend alot on me. She is coming back to attend graduate school in May.
Knee is recovering well.. my one cat has gone from "guard human" to "guard knee".
Off topic: one of my favorite scottish musicians passed away suddenly yesterday in his sleep, he was 46 and leaves an wife & 13 year old daughter. Tea of the day (along with scottish bagpipes playing on itunes) HAD to be scottish breakfast tea. When I can drink.. I'll raise a glass of Glenlivet single malt whiskey (scottish made) in celebration of his music and life.