Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teapot Tuesday #2

Two views of another experiment.  This little guy holds one generous cup of tea, or it could be used as a cruet of some sort.

I like the shape and the spout half of the glazing, not so much the handle half.  I was trying to break out of the overall decoration I usually do.  I like the idea of the green stripe but it should have more of the flow the flower decoration.



This is also a good example of why it's important to keep track of what you are doing.  Don't answer the phone without making a note of the colors you are using.  The stems and leaves are in Mason's Celadon; the stripe is Mason's Florentine.  It's easy to see the difference in the final product, but difficult  when the stains are unfired.


PRESENCE OF MIND IS IMPORTANT!!!

I will add links to other potters as they post.

Meanwhile visit Gary, (our fearless instigator of  Teapot Tuesday!)  and Lori.

Happy Earth Day!

Is spring really sprung or are Mother Nature and Grandfather Frost preparing for one final, cosmic joke?  Toes crossed.

I hope everyone is enjoying sun and good spirits.

As always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

10 comments:

  1. I can't imagine not knowing what it will look like in advance but then again I guess I can since it can all change in the kiln

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  2. Hi Linda....This forgetfulness happened on a particularly ditzo day! But in pottery everything is subject to change. Thus the kiln godesses and gods.

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  3. Dearest Suzi,
    Oh, it takes full concentration for such tedious jobs; that's for sure!
    Funny that you use the Mason's Ironstone colors. We do have several Mason's Patent Ironstone in a Chartreuse green. Lovely colors.
    Wishing you good luck for whatever project you will start. ENJOY it.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Decorating is may favorite part of pottery, but you have to enjoy the process. Mason stains are everywhere; their constancy makes them easy to use over time.

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  4. ah man, I think that yellow flower is LOVELY! thanks for teapotting on Tuesday!

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    1. Hi Gary....Thanks. Teapots and Tuesdays are made for each other!

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  5. It looks like it has a bit of an attitude. I like that in a tea pot.

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    1. Hi Lori...I hope I can make a bunch of variations on it.

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  6. This pot has big personality! : )

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