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Monday, October 7, 2013

Vintage Tea Cups - Orange Pekoe and Talavera Pottery

I enjoy the simplicity of these teacups.  Painting them is somewhat therapeutic, really.  I can make the delicate, layered and distressed backgrounds, sketch in the simple shape and then just let my mood do the painting.  These photos are coming out blurry for some reason - maybe the compression?  grrr

Talavera Pottery (the second cup) is one of my favorite things to look at in the whole world.  Such freedom in the authentic stuff.  I notice that mine is holding on to a little of the uptight North American in me.  Darn.

Orange Pekoe might not be the most exotic of flavours, but it's my favorite.  I don't know why but I can't seem to convince myself to drink those floral, spicy smelling blends.  They are lovely and fragrant, but so is soap, you know?  Maybe one day.  I do enjoy a cup of Chai, so that painting lurks in my future.

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For the original pieces, please come to my web site or contact me directly through the comments.


  1. Wow!!! Awesome vintage pottery pieces. Both looks really beautiful. Please share some more information about price and other designs.

  2. Hi Talon,
    They are paintings of pottery, not actual pottery. :) But thank you very much for the comment.

  3. It was pictures painted by you!! Both are excellent but I like the second one most because you have presented here your sense of humor in this nice art.I have never drunk in .But I think it would be fun drinking in it..Lovely pictures once again..


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