I finally found the little raku teapot I made many years ago when a group of us from the SCAA Potters Coop were firing with Tom Ladd at his studio. We became a pretty efficient crew. I think one day we did fourteen pulls. And we always managed to bring a lot of good food too!
I pinched this from a either a raku clay or a ^6-8 white. It holds about twenty-four ounces of tea. Being raku, I have never actually brewed tea in it. However, it pours very nicely indeed.
Perhaps it's because I have drunk so much tea in my like but making dripless spouts has never been a huge problem for me. Those are words I may come to regret, so I am knocking a lot of wood!
The lid was fired separately. The little drip of glaze at the end is pure serendipity!
I was listening to the Berlin Philharmonic and Anna Sophie Mutter playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major this morning and it struck me once again how much I miss my big AR speakers. I have top quality Bose speakers for my computer but they cannot match the room filling sound and nuance the big speakers had. Alas they died of old age this past winter. Meanwhile we are saving our pennies!
It's a strange, warmish, mostly cloudy day today with rain expected later on and into tomorrow morning. We still welcome rain. Toes crossed that we will catch up after our very dry September! Meanwhile I am starting to bring plants in, a sure sign of the changing seasons!
Enjoy the day. As always, thanks for stopping by............*s*