I recently made some side handled teapots. I was especially inspired by Hagi kyusu I've seen. I really like the form. Example here: http://www.artisticn...ishiteapot1.jpg
The ones I've made, however, drip like CRAZY. I thought I was pretty faithful to the original forms, though I'm willing to admit my spouts are slightly lower. Do I need to refine the spout's lip further? Angle the spout more upwards? Is the shape of the body wrong?
Is there something I'm missing or is this style of teapot just inherently drippy? I've heard people complain about traditional Japanese teapots dripping terribly. Bizen hobin especially.
Here are two of mine, fresh from failed pour tests:
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