Perhaps it was the excitement around International Tea Day and the draw for the teapot, or perhaps it was working quite a few really long nights…… in any event, I came down with a nasty cold and have been in bed for the past two days. This explains why things got a little quite after the teapot draw.
I am excited to announce that Naomi Saito of Nanaimo is this year’s winner of a handbuilt teapot. Congratulations, Naomi!
And to everyone who came to he farm to participate and to everyone who played along – Thank you! It was fun. We’ll do it again next year.
It is that time of year again for my annual teapot draw.
December 15th is International Tea Day. Years ago, a group of tea workers in India chose this day to pay tribute to all the tea workers across the globe. Many tea drinkers are unaware of the immensely hard work that goes into our daily cups. The tea workers in India are looking to have the UN recognize their initiative. I love the idea of supporting the tea workers in any way I can. So I gave away my first teapot on December 15th five years ago. Now it has become an annual affair.
You can sign up by either coming to the gallery and teashop or you can send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – and I will put your name in the draw.
Art Liestman is a woodturner living in Coquitlam, B.C. Art has been involved with woodworking for 30 years. Originally, his interest was in designing and making experimental musical instruments. After a few years of making functional items, he turned to the artistic side of woodturning. One focus of Art’s work in recent years has been teapots. In 2005, Art was asked to make a teapot for the famous Kamm Collection. Since then he has designed and made several series of non-functional wooden teapots.
Art has demonstrated at national and regional symposia. His work has been seen in numerous exhibitions and is available through several galleries across North America.
Art Liestman‘s wonderful teapots will be featured at the upcoming Mad Hats & Teapots exhibit later this month.
February 1, 2012
Gearing up for my Annual Seconds sale starting tomorrow.
Lotsa great deals including lamps, plates, bowls, teapots etc.
The gates open at 2pm.
The hours for this weekend -
Last week we had a visit from Karen Elgersma of Shaw TV Victoria. We put the reno on hold and made her a few pots of tea.
Here are the visuals Teafarm on YouTube
See the dachsie? See the teapot? See the dachsie? See the teapot?
A teapot for the tea appreciator?
Here is a small selection of what is in stock…
The winner of my annual teapot draw is…. Pam Loadman of Victoria, BC.
Congratulations, Pam! And thanks so much to everyone who participated in this year’s draw.
Let’s play again.
December 15th is International Tea Day and is celebrated in many tea growing regions around the world. It began in India in 2005 to raise awareness of the plight of tea pickers’ working conditions and the challenge small scale tea growers face against corporate producers of international brands. Millions of workers are affected by the forces of the global economy and the dynamics of an ever-expanding tea industry.
To honour the tea workers across the globe, I give away one of my teapots every December 15th. In order to sign up for the draw I simply ask that you enjoy a cup of organically grown, fairly traded tea and think of all the hardworking tea pickers. Send me a line with your contact info or like my facebook
page. The draw takes place at the end of the day Thursday. Good luck to all…
I wanted to thank all of you who have sent me your tea stories and entered your names to win one of my handbuilt teapots. The draw happens December 15th at my studio. We will be serving a variety of fairly traded teas and goodies to go along. If you are in our neighbourhood come on by to help us celebrate International Tea Day. If you are unable to come you can still enter the draw by sending me an e-mail with a personal tea story. Enjoy a fairly traded cup of tea and think fondly of all the tea workers that enable our tea pleasures.