Friday Teapot Blogging: Clank

May 15, 2009 at 7:40 am (Teapot!)


This is “Tea Machine I” by Joshua Foy, and it’s part of the most awesome teapot exhibit I’ve seen yet: Da Yu Xiao Hu 3: Third International Small Teapot Competition.  It’s funny; I’ve gotten in the habit of just looking for unusual teapots, but a lot of these qualify as art rather than just “weird teapots”.  Of course, there are plenty of those too.

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Friday Teapot Blogging: sdrawkcab

May 1, 2009 at 7:20 am (Teapot!)


This is what I get for searching for teapots without having coffee first.  See, I think it’s a teapot.  But the handle’s on that side, and the spout’s over there, and it…I…the thing…tea…

There are chocolate biscuits.  So it’s a teapot.  END OF DISCUSSION.

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Friday Teapot Blogging: Painfully cute

April 24, 2009 at 6:37 am (Magic District, Teapot!)

animal_teapot430We have reached the apotheosis of cute, at least as it applies to teapots.

(Also, I completely forgot to link to my Magic District post this week, probably due to the whole travel/early morning/oh crap! the blog! effect.  But here’s a link: Road Trip!)

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Friday Teapot Blogging: On the road again

April 17, 2009 at 6:01 am (Teapot!)

travel-buddy-teapotYes, it’s a teapot.  It just doesn’t look like one.  It’s a travel teapot, presumably shaped just right for a cupholder. (What gets me is the little infuser at the bottom.)  And it’s a travel teapot because tonight I fly home to the Midwest for a few days.  (I return to Indiana!  Prepare the transit beam!)

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Friday Teapot Blogging: Scorpion pot

April 10, 2009 at 11:35 am (Teapot!)


It’s beautiful, as is the artist’s other work (the lampwork beads in particular). But I’d always worry if the handle of this particular teapot was about to sting me.   I think that’s just me, though.

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Friday Teapot Blogging: 1UP

April 3, 2009 at 7:14 am (Teapot!)


We’re sorry, but your tea is in another teapot.

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Friday teapot blogging: But does it play “Don’t Stop Me Now”?

March 27, 2009 at 7:12 am (Teapot!)


I chose this teapot today solely because upon seeing it, I immediately got “Jukebox Teapot Hero” stuck in my head.  AND NOW YOU WILL TOO.

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Friday teapot blogging: What the hell?

March 13, 2009 at 7:13 am (Teapot!)

heartpotI really have to find more of this artist’s work.

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The long-awaited return

March 6, 2009 at 6:36 am (Teapot!)

Since most of my writerly blog posts are now at the Magic District, I thought I’d start posting a few sillier things here, mainly as a way of keeping myself sane and reminding myself that there is life outside my computer screen.  (Yes, I’m aware of the paradox of using a blog for this purpose.  Shut up.)  I still lack a cat, so Friday Cat Blogging is still out of the question, and when I asked the resident organist whether I could try Friday Organist Blogging, I got one of those patient silences that usually mean “I’m going to wait until you say something intelligent.”  

So, without further ado, more frivolity for the Internet!  More Friday Teapot Blogging!


revere1This is a Paul Revere silver teapot that’s worth roughly $OHMYGODWHAT.  Despite the brain-bruising price, it is a lovely little teapot, and elegant in its simplicity.  (No, wait.  That’s how Middleman villains describe their plans.  Never mind.)  I don’t know too much about Revere’s silversmithing, but this looks like a teapot that’s held up well over the years.

Besides, I like a man who can pose for a portrait with a teapot in hand.  That takes confidence — I mean, teapots can steal a scene so easily.

I hope this has been suitably frivolous for a Friday.

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*blink blink*

June 23, 2008 at 6:47 am (Teapot!, Writing work)

Wow.  It’s after Midsummer.  How did that happen?

I’ve been very lax in blogging over the last few weeks.  To be fair, I’ve been lax in everything, including sleep and social interaction.  (What is this “having a life” of which you speak?)  The first round of revisions usually does this to me, whether it’s for a short story or a novel.  Everything else recedes into the background as I try to wrangle the plot into something resembling a story.  

I’m hoping to post more after this week — on Wiscon, which was fantastic, on what I’ve been reading, and on pinging one’s id.  However, I do want to mention that I’ll be discontinuing the Friday Teapot Blogging, mainly because it’s unusual for me to be on this blog more than once a week in the first place.  And, for that matter, when one’s faced with the apotheosis of teapot blogging, it seems a little redundant to continue.

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Boskone, with ancillary teapot

February 15, 2008 at 8:08 am (Cons, Teapot!)

This is on short notice, but I’ll be at Boskone this weekend, mostly quietly geeking out in the background.  I will, however, be part of the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading at 9:00 on Friday night.  (That’s tonight.  Yes, really short notice.) I’ll also be helping out with the Viable Paradise brunch Saturday morning.

And, by popular if inexplicable demand, your Friday teapot blogging:

On the one hand, these teapots are so bizarrely cool that I want to get one right now.  On the other, I know that if I did have one, I’d wind up jamming bread in the spout and pouring water into the slots.  Mornings are not good times to be confused about technology.

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Friday teapot blogging: Holiday edition

December 21, 2007 at 9:06 am (Teapot!)

tea tree?
One of these days, I suppose I’ll understand why there are teapots like this.  I’m left baffled by the whole set of teapots-in-the-shape-of-other-nonteapotty-things, baffled and wondering how difficult they must be to wash.

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Friday teapot blogging 2: The nightmare continues

December 7, 2007 at 10:06 pm (Teapot!)

teapot!And so soon to the non-virtual teapots.  This is similar to the one I use most often; mine has a plain white glaze and absolutely no distinguishing characteristics.  It’s serviceable, though.

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Friday teapot blogging

November 23, 2007 at 6:05 pm (Teapot!)

Bet you thought I was joking.This teapot does not actually exist.

Oddly enough, there’s a story behind this teapot blogging. I’d originally planned to find images of the five teapots I currently own and see where that takes me. (Simply taking pictures isn’t an option, since I don’t have a digital camera. Come to think of it, I’m not sure where my other camera is.) So I wanted to start off with my fancy crackle-glaze teapot that I don’t use nearly enough.

Google image search is apparently still safe for teapots.* I searched and found this image, which though the shape is not quite right, still gives an idea of the lovely glaze on my teapot.

Then I went and actually looked at the source. This teapot doesn’t exist. It’s an image from a paper on creating surface crack patterns. And it fooled me.

I suppose this is an example of websurfing gone right — I go looking for something, find it, and find something completely different and interesting as well.

* It is not safe for Muppets. I don’t think I’ll ever lose the scars from that.

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