andrzej bero wrote:Dears, thank you for unexpected words of support. I hope that you will be also interested not in looking only when I will have something to sell:)
Have a good tea day/morning/evening
I can't buy anything all for a while now, but I stop in here every day to see what there is to see, and If anyone whose work I have doesn't show up for a while, I miss them!
It's very different from buying an item at a store, or even owning something by a great and famous artist. A little quiet friendship is made.
When I sip from my Corey Lum wan I always remember him playfully tipping the newly thrown chawan to his lips in the YouTube video and his warm and friendly words in our brief exchange, and I smile and lift the cup to him. When I pour from a Petr pot I think of his quick and kind responses to my questions, the excitement he feels and shares when he opens a new kiln, the person I've come to know just a little in here and on the website (good music!), and likewise tip a little prosit. Shawn's pieces, from a part of the world that I know well and miss, are full of his good humor and surprising grace (and familiar courage in extreme weather); I wave an imaginary mitten in the direction of my old home town. And my first really treasured teapot was from you, Andrzej, such a delight! And I remember our little friendly conversations, and smile at your young sons, your busy life with them, your sweet, friendly humility and your art, and your life, every time I use your wares. No big deal, it's just a natural part of things when I have tea now. Very nice.
The best clay, that makes the sweetest tea, has a lot of human warmth in it as well the skill and art that shaped it, I think. I think for many in here.
(And oh! - I can tell you that my little granddaughter, who likes to name my teaware, calls the yunomi and bowl from you Stern Volcano and Shy Lady. "From Ahnjay" [we googled the pronunciation]. So you can know that, if it pleases you a little.
It's buying and selling, sure, that's the juice, but that's the other reason why it's always very good to see your lovely new work as it comes along.