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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2009 06:52:51 AM »

Ah, forget about making a "perfect" set. A perfect set is one where each individual is unique with special qualities, quirks, & surprises. Placed side by side they will create a beautiful mosaic of color, charm, & warmth. Just like people- especially craftsters & artists!!!

I can't make ceramic or glass, but I support the artists who do. I create perfect sets of candle holders, goblets, wine glasses, plates, bowls, & cups (& even handcrafted "oops" flatware & sewn crooked, hand embroidered napkins with dropped stitches!) by mixing & matching discarded "reject" pieces from several different artists. The reaction from the guests at my dinner table tell me that I achieved the perfect effect.

All your teacups are coveted by me & everyone else! My collectible faves are anything blue with spots of green.

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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2009 07:28:11 AM »

I adore the short little red one with the down sloped handle in the first picture and I love the mysterious one in the hat with the yellow inside. If they aren't suitable for ingestion could you maybe drill a hole in the bottom and use them for plants (probably non-edible plants, I would think) then you're sure no one will drink from them! Or maybe you could drill out the bases of a bunch and make a tall stacked off kilter one of a kind super amazing vase!!! ohhhh! ahhhhh! I would love to see that. That would be pretty in a kitchen, library, office, or next to my bed!
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2009 09:30:36 AM »

Thanks everyone!

My Perfect Teacup was the second photo, bottom left -- white outside, purple inside, fits perfectly in my hand. 

It was funny, though -- every single person who's seen the collection has had a different favorite.  Many of them have insisted that the ones I find *hideous* are the best.  Go figure.  :-)
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2009 03:17:01 PM »

Personally, I wouldn't care about having matching tea cups.  I have sets of mugs (most non-matching) and fancy China cups (also non-matching).  Just set them out when you have company and let your friends pick their favorite to use that day!  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2009 06:28:37 PM »

Even if you don't like them as teacups, you might also use them as small planters or something.  Just a thought.
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2009 10:18:46 PM »

Oooh!
You should take the ones you don't want to use and pot little tiny plants in them and they could grow in the windowsill. How cute!
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2009 11:56:19 PM »

I know I for one would gladly love to swap for some of your "rejects"!!! I think they're beautiful! No need to shatter all the lovely cups after spending so much time on them when I'm sure there are others like me who can't do what you do (wish I could try though- no way to here!) and would love to adopt some of them! Just a thought... Wink


AHH! I feel your pain! I took a ceramics class a few semesters ago and my teacher INSISTED we make a set of four matching cups. I gave away about 20, and I still have boxes of them stashed around! I wound up proudly displaying the four he finally accepted as a matched set on the mantle above my fireplace for about six months, lol. Hope yours were more fun/less pressure to make!

Suesues, just like I said above, there's no need for those poor mismatched cups of yours to stay stashed away when I'm sure there are crafsters who would love them! (Hint hint) Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2009 03:59:17 AM »

Thanks everyone!

My Perfect Teacup was the second photo, bottom left -- white outside, purple inside, fits perfectly in my hand. 

It was funny, though -- every single person who's seen the collection has had a different favorite.  Many of them have insisted that the ones I find *hideous* are the best.  Go figure.  :-)

LOL - that's my favourite too!  I was thinking I like the shape of the body of that one.  Sloped, but not too wide.  I also like the black one in the group pic, but I just like black.  There is something so whimsical about all those teacups jumbled together like that.
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2009 09:48:30 AM »


WOW -- how fun!   Shocked

I'm a mug/cup fiend (just ask my SO), so I poured over your pictures for a lonnnggg time.
Personally, I'm intrigued by the amber/copper glowing one inside your sunhat!  Wish I felt skilled enough to propose an etched glass:tea cup swap...
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2009 03:31:37 AM »

They're all quite lovely. I think the darker blue one with the white interior is my favorite.

I used to do pottery and I have never been able to make matching teacups -- they always turn out a little different -- so I wish you luck on your quest! Cheesy
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