Tuesday, October 28, 2008
brrrrrrrr..very chilly up in the hollar dis morn"..high around 30! thank goodness for the blessed fire coming from my little woodstove. i need to give the little gal a name..here are the two teapots that i am submitting to a teapot show this dec/jan. the have yet to be fired! under a deadline, i had forgot and whipped up these two real quick. i really like how they came out! i had no real idea of the form before i went into it. i feel very comfortable with spontaneous composition. they are a combination of wheel and hand building elements. i like the sculptural quality, and the one piece-ness. the handle is hollow and part of the vessel. the most challenging part was doing the carving work around the handle. and then there is emma's teapot. her artistic vision is just so ahead of her time, don't you think? she really did do the spout placement...proud papa i am! i will post 360 pics when they are done. i also will be posting a new etsy piece today, as i work on re-building the stock there. hope you are well where-ever you are.