I forgot to take any pictures of last week's teapot. Fortunately I had a few sketches to give an idea of what I have been up to. I along with other potters have been thinking a lot about birds lately....little harbingers of spring when they start their mating calls.
Obviously a bird teapot is in order. This one is completely handbuilt . I started with about two pounds of clay which I treated like a giant pinch pot. The wings tail and feet are added when the form has set a bit. The beak was a bit harder. Initially I thought it should be small....then I thought about it being the spout and how difficult a small spout can be to make pour properly. For all the funkiness? weirdness? of these pots I do want them to be able to function as working teapots.
I was not able to add any feathers or cut the lid so I wrapped it very tightly in many layers of plastic and put it in one of my air tight storage boxes. With any luck it will be just right when I get to work on it again.
By the way I find that lock top plastic boxes make wonderful little damp boxes.
I want to thank every one for all the kind and thoughtful comments on my last post regarding my brother. Over the years that I have been blogging a circle of friends has formed. No we don't really know each other, but we all have things in common that bring us together. Again I thank each and every one of you for all your support.
I am watching Miss Congeniality, which I have seen many times, but I do love the way Sandra Bullock plays her nerdy beautiful best.
And finally this will also be posted over on Sunday Ceramics. Take a look at the world wide world of clay.
Enjoy the week ahead and, as always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*