We’re all still trudging along with Melbourne having achieved the dubious record of highest number of days in lockdown in the world and sometimes it’s very hard to stay motivated. However, recently I received an email that spurred me on a little.
There are times when I explain verbally or in writing (to the not-yet-converted) that yes, these lovely pieces are expensive compared to mass produced, poor quality items from China, and they may have slight cosmetic imperfections because in the making, they have passed through many pairs of human hands, BUT they are beautiful, extremely durable and functional, uniquely crafted pieces which bring their owners daily joy.
I only post within Australia because the cost and logistics of overseas shipping is prohibitive and anyway, why would something as heavy and fragile as crockery be sent all the way from Poland to Australia only to make its way back halfway round the world again to go to a third country. This pottery is available now in many countries and the only place we’re close to is New Zealand.
Yesterday I woke to find an email from Tracy in the USA. She had sent a screenshot of a particular mug begging me, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE to send her four of them. She explained that her mother had broken her absolute favourite mug and the only place they could locate one in the whole world was on my website and she was more than happy to pay the postage.
Well, didn’t I feel like a unique and special snowflake, the only person in the whole world that could do this very small but greatly appreciated kind deed. Of course I couldn’t say no to such a heartfelt plea. And judging by my rapidly dwindling stocks of this very sweet pattern many of you will be able to empathise with Tracy and her mum.
The Cup and Mug
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