The only thing that you can say against the Sublime cafe on Haven Road is that they serve up in takeaway cups.
Not if I can do anything about it.
Rocked up the other day with my own espresso cup to the great pleasure of customers and Taylor and Alex (above) alike.
Everyone wanted to touch it, turn it in their hands, look at it from all angles.
“Hey, that’s so rad*, man”
“That’s really nice”
“That’s so cool. Where did you buy it”
I seem to recall that Markus Klausmann, one of Germany’s most respected potters, gave it me – out of the blue – a few years back for the pro bono promotional stuff I do for a ceramics market in Germany.
But one thing’s for sure – an espresso tastes.. er… sublimer from a handmade vessel.
Read what Christine Boswijk said in her opening address at the Fire & Earth, Body & Bone exhibit at the Suter gallery in Nelson
Take tableware for instance. It can shift the consciousness of the user to transcend the mundane of daily living and make rituals of the simplest tasks that can enrich the human condition in a very elemental way.
There is nothing FAKE about drinking from a vessel that has been made by human hands.
* For the geriatrics among you
An abbreviation of ‘radical’–a term made popular by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Still primarily used by people on the West Coast who find words like ‘cool’, ‘awesome’, and ‘tight’ to be tired and overused; ‘rad’ is generally considered to be a much higher praise than the aforementioned superlatives. Also used as a general expression of awe.