After making cups and saucers that no one will use I needed to make teapots that could collect dust with them. I’ll show you photos of the finished ones next time. You can see one with a spout added in the background, looking naked without it’s handle.
DON’T let the taper expand towards the end if you really mean to use it! Add that to my pet peeves list.
I could drive you crazy with all the nuance that I believe goes into a ‘proper’ teapot, but with Ray Finch looking over my shoulder every time I make one, expectations are high!
|I use my cut-off wire to describe the arc that I then cut off with a knife.|
|Then I coax the cut part into a deeper curve, like the opposite of making a lip on a pitcher.|
|This gives it a jaunty angle to apply to the body of the pot.|
I’ll also show you how to cut the spout at the tip next time. Another essential element.
“Blogger” really sucked tonight.