Finished teapots using the techniques acquired from the George Dymesich’s Teapot Workshop…was that in May or June?
Bulbous body, lugged-on handles and flat top lids that sit on top of the lip versus my usual with was a recessed top for the lit to sit within.
I have a couple of more colors and a total of 12 teapot currently but some didn’t photograph well and some don’t have handles yet…couldn’t decide whether to continue with the hand-made bamboo handles or the store bought ones.
I have a beautiful copper teapot and a cobalt one that I’m eager to put the finishing touches.
These are definitely going to be available for sale on Etsy and the others will be on display at the next sale with Blossom Hill Craft’s Fall Sale on September 14th in Los Gatos.
Teapots are thrown on the wheel with Navaho Wheel mid-range red clay fired to cone 5, using food safe liner glaze and exterior glaze. Hand-washing teapots are recommended for use with tea. Maximum capacity of around 24-30 liquid oz. Keeps warm and holds plenty to share a cup or four!
Wow, it’s been a busy summer! And too soon over. With temperatures below 45 last night, it hits you right away that in Chicago, fall comes and goes even faster.
I have a new announcement! I’ve opened an Etsy store front. http://www.etsy.com/shop/2FrogsStudio
So far I am getting a nice flow of traffic and some sales… ok 2. Still very excited to show and sell.
This series of pots are with the red glaze. It’s working really nicely and mixed with a cream glaze or with the blue glaze, it give me results that are somewhat predictable and spontaneous at the same time.
I’m also launching my “potbelly” series of pots starting with mugs and lidded jars. It’s called Potbelly because it has a nice paunch belly. My mom is the one to thank for this idea, and I’ll take the credit for improving on this. Unlike most handmade mugs, I use fine stoneware so that I can throw thinner but still be strong. The design is rounded in the middle and hold more than you think, while the bottom still shows stability and carries the weight and keeps coffe or tea warm. The rim is rounded and flares out a bit and comfortably forms to your lips. I like the handle the best. It’s is hand pulled and curves into itself and attached upside down.
Ahhh, and the teapots.
About two years ago, as I was making my first ever teapot, I was having such a difficult time, I claimed that I would never, ever, ever, ever make another teapot. Well, as with some challenges, I am compelled to master that which I struggle with. (I qualify this with the fact that I do not follow this all the time. I think my family hope that I am not compelled to bake again. oh well.)
I think this Red Teapot looks good. I have more and they are posted on Etsy, and a couple more waiting to be glazed. I think I will keep exploring but these shapes are both delicate and confident at the same time.
I am working on a few more forms and hope to post new soon.
Check out my Etsy shop and let me know your thoughts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/2FrogsStudio
Thanks for checking in.