Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I never throw spouts the same day I make teapots. I use to think all the items needed to be made on the same day at the same time.
Then I went to a workshop at Jugtown Pottery with a Korean pottery- Mister... somebody.
Anyway- he would make a spout and then just put it on the pot.
Hummm- here he was working very wet and just popping that spout on the body with out a lot of fuss.
It change how I did spouts.
I now throw the body and lid.
Today I will trim the lid and fix the body- stamp and or carve and then I will make spouts, let them dry a bit, hit them with a hair dryer and then cut a whole- no little holes for me- and put the spout in place.
It always surprises me how much easier I find this.
Of course I see spouts that are better then mine and have more defined shapes but I always go back to this.
Some day I might change things up but then again if it is working....
I also did some jars and since it has been awhile I thought I would look some up to see how they have changed or if I need to do something different with them.
It is like reading recipes before you cook.
I read them and look up different ones and then I go cook.
I hardly ever follow the recipe instead I like the ideas and take components from several and combine.
Although if it starts with cream of any soup I don't even consider.
These were made at least 2 years ago.
Now to go see what I will do with those blanks I have out there waiting for me.