Friday, July 18, 2014


Illustrated are two low stoneware teapots with cut handles, vitrifying slip decoration and glaze accents on the lids, handles and bases of each piece. Thrown low, sometimes too low, each was coated in black and then had layers of iron, grey and white slips applied and then when thoroughly dried, the glaze accents were applied and the pots each once fired. These are both fun and challenging to make, the surface a bit of a curiosity how to decorate that both makes sense and works well with the form. Not unlike getting the pieces parts of a teapot to all go together to create a unified piece, getting the right decoration and glazing for the pot is equal to their construction. However you look at it, each piece poses it's own unique problems and for your average potter, this is just another day at the office.
"Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is to memory."  Richard Whately (1787-1863)

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