It’s All About The Tea!

Over the centuries mankind has always figured vessels for drinking, everything from stone to metal to leather to ceramics and not necessarily in that order. However, it wasn’t until Marco Polo in his excursions to the Far East brought back Chinese Tea and its porcelain drinking cups that porcelain became Read more…

Guide to Ceramics

1. Earthenware: Any vessel which in its unglazed state would NOT hold a liquid.  It is always opaque but with varying degrees of coarseness and fineness.  Examples are “Majolica”, “Faience” and “Delft” and are all decorative, tin-glazed earthenware.  It is sometimes called Terracotta. 2. Stoneware:  Any vessel which in its Read more…