Friday, October 1, 2010

Reinventing the Wheel

Potters may not have invented the proverbial wheel, but when given one, we can make great pottery. Early this morning I had breakfast with the two new men in my life- my new coffee mug and lidded coffee pot with milita. I reference them as men simply because male potters made them. But it made me realise while I was writing this blog in my head, that 96% of the pieces in this kitchen were made by women. So it leads to the wandering questions about femininity and masculinity, style, intention, and stereotype. I'll ponder this on my drive to work while I'm drinking some well presented brew.

Lovely Flatulent Dodo Mug by Kyle Houser and Lidded Coffee pot & Milita by Josh Floyd. Purchased at the Saxonburg Area Artist Co-op.

User rating on the wares: Excellent: The pot brewed a nice strong eye opening french roast, while the Dodo served it with a smooth ride from start to finish.


  1. hey thanks Christy! Hope it worked well, I'm a mailing another to a friend in Baltimore!

  2. I gotta say, I have lid lust for your pieces. When I was making my coffee this morning I was wondering if I "needed" the sugar and creamer set, as well. You make the sweetest lids!

  3. hey...its about time you have some more guys in your kitchen then! That is a funny thing...I guess I can count only 5 women that I have mugs from, that includes you....and I have a lot of mugs... should see my new do-dos...gassy , gassy birds.

  4. Ooooohhhh, my heart is fluttering! Can't wait to see them!