Hulk Posted October 6, 2022 Report Share Posted October 6, 2022 This is the twelfth teapot*. It pours well - solid dependable arc of fluid, which stops predictably and, and, no dribble along the bottom edge of the spout! I'm also happy with: the overall feel; the shape/profile; boss lid that's heavy without being over heavy, stays in place through full pour-out, and fits well; the color. I'd looked at many many teapots and searched for The Authority on dripless pouring in general, teapot spouts in particular. Although there is a study on spiraling path of liquid flowing down a glass rod, uhm, didn't find that helpful - maybe there's something there. There are many articles, forum posts, etc. that offer helpful suggestions, however, I didn't find anything truly definitive. Features that may help: spout tip higher than (reasonable) fill line; lots of holes between the spout and pot body, so the liquid doesn't back up in the pot when pouring, and doesn't back up in the spout once pouring ends; the "sharp edge" at the pouring lip that so many mention; design such that the liquid prefers running back inside the spout over dribbling down the outside when pouring ends. Ah, that last bit! Good luck. I hope to replicate my good fortune in future... I'll post some detail pics later on. From last Saturday's glaze fire. Aardvark Buff clay, cone 5; exterior Rutile Green glaze, dipped; interior my low COE liner glaze, poured in, poured out; chattermarks filled with Clear Blue glaze. The tea cups are very close to same size; the camera I'm using distorts the image, especially away from center. This is my last attempt before branching sideways into a spout test, making an array of test spouts that fit up to a test vessel, perhaps a soft rubber ball with spout and vent holes, press up against the spout to test, huh. I still might do that. No doubt others have done something similar already. ...the protocol for such is simmering *The prototypes that poured reasonably in bisque were glazed and fired; none poured without dribbling, once glazed. Several prototypes are still in bisque; as shelf space is tight, they'll likely see the bin, soon. Callie Beller Diesel, GEP, oldlady and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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