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Teapot Tuesday

Blogger, potter and friend Gary Rith has started a new theme of Teapot Tuesday.  This sounds like fun because people make so many different styles of teapots.  Have you ever going to a teapot show or looked through Lark's 500 Teapot's book?  You'll find so many creative and fun ideas there.

I tend to make very traditional teapots.  I like for my functional pottery to be used.  I also like to make them beautiful because their is something about the act of serving tea that feels special to me, even when I'm just serving it to myself.  It always feels a bit garish to boil the water in the microwave, drop the teabag in the mug and let it steep for a few minutes then toss it away.  Yes, I do this, probably much more often then I make a pot of tea and treat myself well.  Either way, the tea is enjoyed in a hand crafted vessel.

Woodfired Tea Pot
This tea pot was fired in the wood kiln at Penland School of Crafts. You can see more pictures and read more about it at my Etsy Store.

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  1. that glaze loves the wood kiln... beautiful!

  2. Lovely teapot Lori. I think teapots are challenging and beautiful. I hope Gary's "Teapot Tuesday" will encourage us to make them more often.

    1. Thanks. I don't know how long I'll keep it up since I don't make too many tea pots but it is inspiring me. I hope it inspires others too.

  3. lovely, I guess I better get busy and make a teapot for next week

  4. oh MAN is that a gorgeous beautiful PRETTY teapot :)


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