Thursday, February 16, 2012

A moment in the coffee shop


I looked around the table this morning at Coffee Obsession and realized that everyone there was drinking from a pot that came from my wheel. I almost always bring one of my pots for coffee (what the hell, if I won't drink out of my own mug, how do I expect other people to do it?), but the others who come to the table in the morning just get their coffee in paper cups, or use one of the cheap mugs from behind the counter, or, sometimes, bring in their own mug. This morning Bruce, Betsy, Mary and Diane all had cups they'd acquired from my place over the past couple of years. Dee came in a while later with her own mug. Janet was absent, but always comes in with some teabowl or other that she's gotten from me. (Though she does have a Dan Finnegan cup that she risks using now and then ... )
I'm not bragging about this. I just think it's cool to see a table full of handmade cups and good coffee.
OK, back to glazing ...

10 comments:

gz said...

Good coffee deserves a good mug!

Dennis Allen said...

I would love to see them in pigeon holes behind the counter of the shop, like back when every guy in town had his own shaving mug at the barber shop.

cookingwithgas said...

That is lovely- the only thing better would be if I was there....

smartcat said...

Finest kind of compliment

Marcus said...

I drink my coffee out of little else... love it.

Scott Garrett said...

That IS cool Hollis. What a nice thing to do. Great little gang of pots too. I wish we had that 'bring your own mug' thing somewhere here, it seems such a thoroughly human thing to do. I'm going to have to try and bring it in someplace in my part of the world!
(sorry, I'm a long-time blog 'lurker')

Tracey Broome said...

I LOVE this! I can just see everyone there, cold morning, having coffee in those beautiful cups, brilliant!!!
WTF, is blogger using these crazy word verifications for everyone now? I can't READ them!!!!

Dan Finnegan said...

You've got them well trained, Hollis!

A. Bear said...

In the small town where I went to university the best place to eat was jointly owned by a husband who did all the cooking, and a wife had a great little ceramics shop next door. All the food and coffee came on beautiful hand crafted ceramics. It's a really cool thing to see, and this post took me right back to The South Market Bistro. I can only hope for a similar experience some day.

Hannah said...

Ahhh we were remeniscing about the coffee shop this week and you and your bundle of lovely pals.
Great picture too.