Saturday, March 02, 2013

Not Time for Tea Just Yet...

My sister in law gave me some loose leaf, pomegranate tea and an infuser for my birthday. It smells so wonderful and deserves to be brewed in a lovely teapot. And so, once again,  I am on a quest to make an excellent teapot. Good looking, lightweight, balanced, pours well. This is my latest attempt.

The spout seems to be where I always get stuck.
I am not a fan of thrown spouts- I have not seen very many of them that I like, and I can never seem to get the right bend in my thrown spouts without ruining them.

I decided to try Insomnia Pottery's method, found in a blog here:

I had difficulty getting a nice curve in my spout without alot of cracking- note to self, softer clay next time. So, my spout is stiff- it doesn't fit the curviness of the rest of the pot. I am very interested to see if it pours right.

I am also really interested in trying to make a spout like Jeffery Nichols- pulled, and then hollowed.
There's a good video on Ceramic Arts Daily showing how to do it.

And so, the journey continues. I guess I'm steeping my tea in the cup for now.  Stay tuned.

1 comment:

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