Monday, January 12, 2009

Teapot stands up.

When I opened the door of my studio, it sounded like an airplane taking off. Sure enough, this weird looking car is working on the yard. Huge blower heater with car is blowing and melting ice and snow from the turnout. The studio smells like kerosene. We are expecting frigid weather this week, below zero. We had enough winter!

Teapot. It has dried overnight well enough to show these off. Good balanced teapot can stand up on its handle. One is very stable, and the other is trying. It is about the center of the gravity, and pouring the tea at ease by twisting the handle. However, this does not mean that the teapot does not stand is bad one at all. Each people's hand is different, and people should find the one fit to your hand.

The cut of the sprout is a bit tilted to 10:17 (clock). This is because the clay will recoil counter-clockwise during the drying and firing as I threw the sprout on the wheel clockwise.
Like you twist a rubber band, and it will rewind itself. There are no definite way to figure how much it rewinds, I think.

I had the glaze firing today last year. I am way behind....


Jen Mecca said...

Wow, that is a great shot of those nesting bowls!
Jen Mecca

hodaka pottery said...

Thank you very much for kind word. Hodaka