Today’s Thursday Tea Time is strange, I admit, but I think it’s so awesome and it’s fun to have functional art in your house. This set of 15 pieces sells for $500 at Artware Editions.

This provocative 15-piece porcelain coffee set designed by Spanish artist Antonio Murado was made in Spain. The crimson handprints and smears found all over the set are inspired by the story of Salome and offer a Baroque-style reflection on the act of consuming a meal.

You remember, Salome, don’t you? She cut off the head of John the Baptist. She also is associated with the Dance of the Seven Veils which is featured in Skinny Legs and All, one of my favorites by Tom Robbins. I guess you’ll have something to toast if you fork over the cash for the set.

As an aside, I wonder how understanding one of those make your own pottery places would be if you came in trying to make your own version of this?

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