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My first teapot

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emptynester    2

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After reading all the fine advice that was given on this thread I was inspired to post my own "first Tea pot". The adult ed class I took gave us a timed challenge to throw the pieces. We then attached them any way we wanted. This is my finished piece.  It holds 12oz.

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OffCenter    82

Looks like you had fun with the handle. This teapot is the opposite of Alice's teapot in that the problem here is that the spout is too high.

 

Jim

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PresToo    3

Nice body form, kind of floats off the table. I would work on spouts a bit for more of a funnel like taper. As Off Center says, the spout is too high, and the angle too steep. For a first attempt at a complicated form-fantastic.

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atanzey    6

So... I broke the lid of 'first teapot' in transit.  So I made another.  A bit better (no pictures).  Then another (pictures attached).  Getting better, but the spout isn't graceful. 

 

I'm starting to wish I liked hot tea.

 

Alice

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OffCenter    82

What is important is that you think this third teapot is better than the first one. If that is how you feel then just imagine how nice your 20th teapot will be.

 

Jim

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oldlady    1,323

cutting the spout at an angle so the cut is on the same plane as the rim of the teapot will make it more graceful.  hot tea is delicious unless you are only offered Lipton.  that is dishwater.  alice as well, neighbor

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atanzey    6

Alice!  And we're even closer neighbors than it appears.  We live in central PA on the weekends - it's where my kiln is located.  But during the week, we live in Frederick, Maryland.  'Just across the river'!

 

Thanks for the 'tip' on the spout.  I'll also eventually want more movement in the shape of the spout, but right now, just throwing all the pieces is a start.  And in order to alter it after it's thrown (for a curved tip, for example) I may want to move to a less groggy clay.  Everything gets 'sandy' when I work it.

 

I'm a serious iced tea drinker.  But I do enjoy the occasional cup of plantation mint or raspberry royale. But generally, black tea suits me fine. I've been thinking of visiting a local tea establishment and expanding my horizons. 

 

Alice

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oldlady    1,323

you're right!  frederick is where i shop and where i can see more people at an intersection than i can at home in a week.

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