Thursday, February 26, 2009

Teapots 2

Ahh.. here is the second post on the new teapot. The first pic is with the handle and spout in place. So is the second picture, just a little more cleaned up and showing off my nice black backdrop. The spout was made using the Yi-Xing method. They have developed a couple of tools that work really well for this. One is called a spouting knife, a long narrow knife that makes for a really smooth inside of the spout.
I cut out a circle for the lid to see the fit.
Then fluted it and put on a small handle. Well that's everything I know in under five minutes!! It's snowing again... maybe 5 to 10" today... natures little miracle. It's been a late lunch, so off to the shop to make and make and make... Have a great day and make good pots!!
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6 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

Very cool t-pot.

Craig Edwards said...

Thanks Judy... that one sort of made itself, so I can't take much credit for it.

marystarosta said...

Wow really nice. I like the shape1
Mary

Craig Edwards said...

Thanks Mary!! I sort of made it to spur a couple of students on... thank god for students...
Take care.. and make some good pots.

jimgottuso said...

really like your new teapot... doesn't remind me of a snowflake but the body reminds me of one of those scallopini squash (not sure the name).
either way, it's a great shaped teapot

Craig Edwards said...

Thanks, Jim , I saw the squash thing to.. it started as a snowflake and somehow changed into a squash. Oh, well what are you gonna do.