Thursday, February 9, 2012

Teabowls (aka coffee bowls) to Seattle



It's been a pretty good week for show entries. This evening, I got word that two of my cups were selected for the show "Cups and Coffee" at Fuel Coffee in Seattle, a show sponsored by Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine (watershedceramics.org), taking place during NCECA.
Seattle is one of my favorite cities, not just because of the seemingly endless supply of very, very good coffee shops, but also because our son Marcus and his wife Anastasia live there. Fuel Coffee, in fact, has a branch in Marcus's Wallingford neighborhood. This show will be at the downtown Fuel Coffee, at 610 19th St., March 1-31.
I'll be at NCECA this year, the first time I've gone, and we'll spend some time visiting the kids before all the clay stuff begins at the convention center. Now we'll have a new favorite coffee shop to go to.

16 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! That top cup is spectacular, the bottom one is nice too :)

angela walford said...

oh yeh amazing, love the top rim...and congrats

cookingwithgas said...

I could just gaze adoringly at that top mug, yes, I picked a favorite, she is a beauty!
Congratulations on another well deserved show.
Have some fun and a coffee for us!

Dennis Allen said...

Excellent!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Hollis~ your work is just stunning! How about just forwarding that package to me instead ;)

Craig Edwards said...

I have a case of "Pot lust"! Brilliant work.

Patricia Griffin said...

Beautiful! I will be at NCECA this year and we're planning to check out the exhibit! First time ever in Seattle. So much to see! Congrats on your acceptance in the show!

Anna M. Branner said...

Congratulationa! And so nice when shows coincide with family location and a great city. Seattle is one of my favorite cities too.

imagine said...

Stunning bowls/cups.
Are these the pair that are going to the show?
If so someone is going to be very lucky.
Well done.

potterboy said...

It's funny but it's the bottom one that does it for me - looks like it's made from slightly melted ice-cream. Just delicious.

Michèle Hastings said...

i pick the first as my favorite! how wonderful that you can combine NCECA with a family visit.

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, everyone. It's good to see the teabowls recognized like this. And it will be fun to visit my pots on the other side of the country. Yes, John, those are the two bowls going to the show. And Patricia, let's keep an eye for each other in Seattle. I'll buy coffee.

Hollis Engley said...

And sorry, Kathy, I sort of committed to sending those pots to Seattle ... there are more, though.

mudheartpottery said...

I honestly cannot pick a favourite. Congratulations, they are just beautiful!

cindy shake said...

Just beautiful!! AND you are getting closer to Alaska :)

A. Bear said...

Many have said it, but I've got to throw my 2 cents in. . . The glaze and shape of the bottom one is absolutely wonderful.