Monday, April 25, 2011
Teapot Throwing Demo
Throwing a Teapot from Heather Dahl on Vimeo.
A little throwing action for you today- I rigged up my iphone in the studio the other day when I was throwing teapots. I start with a larger amount of clay than I need and start by throwing the spout and then the lid- cutting twice so I have something to lift it off the wheel with. Later I peel that part away and am left with a spout that I cut and attach to the body of the teapot. I also trim a foot when the body of the teapot has firmed up after for a day or so. You may notice that I don't measure lids and openings for my teapots. I usually end up making a few extra lids and find ones that fit along the way. All my teapot lids are glazed white so that I can have extras in case they break or warp or end up not fitting the way I'd like.