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Teapot Trio

Now that the holiday's are over and nothing much is happening for me until around spring time I have time to really play with clay. Sometimes that will mean making a completely new form (I'm thinking about lamps quite a bit lately) or a new surface decoration.  Sometimes it means just revising old friends like these side handle teapots.


During the slower times I really enjoy making these because I'm more relaxed.  I can take the extra time to make a bunch of handles, spouts and lids to see which one fits best and even experiment with some different shapes.  I normally make extras, of any attachments, but this time of year I feel I have more freedom to play with them.

While I was making these I shot some video for my youtube channel.  I haven't posted any demo videos in quite a while.  Hopefully I'll get them all uploaded and make my channel interesting again. Stay tuned for that.

What do you do when you feel less work pressure?

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  1. Such pretty teapots! I love side handle teapots, but I'm left handed and they usually pour the wrong way for me :(
    What about horsehair lamps? Could be very nice......
    I'm like you, looking forward to playing a little and not worrying so much about how many pieces of something I ned to make, not yet anyway..

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    1. Tracey, you read my mind about the lamps. Look for them in a future posting. Now I'm thinking I should make a few left handed teapots.

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  2. I do the same thing, work on more complicated pieces or just let the clay tell me what to make.

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    1. It is fun to work on the complex pieces when we aren't feeling too much pressure.

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  3. I like to do some experimenting in my down time, or work on more time consuming projects. I am also a lefty, but pretty ambidextrous, so I don't find the side handled teapots a problem.

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    1. Good to know about the teapots Michèle, but I still may make some left handed ones like I do with mugs.

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  4. i do the same thing...sort of, ride the ideas when the pressure is down :)

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