Today will just be a very brief posting as it is Yom Kippur. I am wishing all of you a very easy fast and a happy and healthy New Year!

As promised, the information on the dishes I used on Mah Jongg Wednesday is the subject of  today’s posting. Back to regular postings tomorrow…

Mocha 1  001aThese beautiful dishes were all made by Don Carpentier,  “a true renaissance man of his time; he was a self-taught craftsman, tinsmith, blacksmith, potter, carpenter, and mason, as well as a teacher, mentor, father, friend, husband, brother and uncle.” His beautiful mochaware came from actual molds dating back to the 18th century. His historic Eastfield Village was a monument to those days and a true labor of love.


I am extremely fortunate to have known Don and to have been able to call him my friend. Over many years I put together a very special collection of his pottery and I treasure every piece I own.