This came out of the kiln about a month ago. It's two sides of the same teapot. When I tried it out the pour was terrible with water running down the spout to the foot. Not optimal for tea! Upon closer inspection I saw that a blob of glaze just was inside and spilling onto the outside of the pouring lip. I had already decided that it would be a keeper, so I said "Why not?" and took my trusty Dremel to it. I ground down the inside and reshaped the lip, et voila!! It's not perfect; it still has an occasional drip, but it's definitely usable. It holds about 16 oz. which is a perfect size for my afternoon tea.
I decided to keep it as I am not happy with my brushwork! It just isn't right for this pot. Also, when using commercial glazes you still have to be careful about getting them too thick, particularly in the little nooks and crannies. There are several small crawls where the glaze collected.
What I do like about it is the handle and the spout. The handle was deliberate after I bashed the spout while I was attaching it. I like the way the dent in the spout gives it a more fluid feeling. For me this is a pretty funky handle on a thrown pot. I generally save the funkiness for handbuilding.
We've had many birds coming to the feeders since the snow started. The goldfinches have been abundant in their dull winter coats. Today I have been very happy to see what is either a purple or house finch visiting us. I haven't been able to get a good view of its back to make a better identification. Purple finches are rosier with color going down their backs to the tail. Just got a look, definitely a purple finch, although I am not convinced that they are truly two distinct species. They have become quite rare in this area. We used to have masses of them so it's nice to see a comeback.
It's a warm sixteen degrees out so of course it's snowing! There is not supposed to be too much accumulation and the wind has finally stopped after what feels like weeks of it.
It's a day for staying inside. My studio is warm enough for me to work today. It feels like forever since I've been in it, actually three days!
As always, thanks for stopping by............*s*