Saturday, March 02, 2013
Not Time for Tea Just Yet...
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: http://gingersteele.blogspot.com/2010/03/making-handbuilt-spout.html
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.