Louisville Stoneware

When you eat off a pottery plate, drink your tea from a pottery cup, and pour that tea from a pottery teapot, you are eating, drinking, and pouring from something that was once part of the soil around you. Granted, it’s a very special kind of soil, but still, that thought gives me cause for …

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Tea Accoutrements

by Stephanie Hanson One of the great pleasures of afternoon tea is surveying a beautifully set tea table. From the beginning, the vessels used in the preparation of tea have played nearly as major a role as the leaf itself. Think of the formal order of the Japanese tea ceremony, for example. The basic preparation …

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