10 October 2008

And Finally....

TEAPOTS. I really shouldn't save these for last because my mind is turning to loading and firing now and drifting away from making. But, conversely, I can't fire without making at least one batch. I figure there are 84 parts to make 14 of my teapots. (112 if you were willing to count the sprig that is my stamp and the 'thumb thingie' on the handle!).
I learned to love a good cup of tea at Winchcombe and I also learned the ideal pot for making that tea. I have several of Ray Finch's and I strive to make one as well as he does.
In general I am opposed to cane handles over the top, but I'm making many more teapots lately and it makes for a good change so I've made a few. It seems too easy.
I make several different sizes...these are for one and 3 cups with one random 6 cupper.





6 comments:

John Tilton said...

Hi Dan,

These are really lovely. The nicest group of teapots that I have seen.

I showed them to Anne and she wondered how much you sell them for. Could be a Christmas present here.

John

Deborah Woods said...

Hi Dan-these are really nice. I am wondering about your lids. It doesn't look like there is enough clay under your lids when they are in the upside down photo to trim a knob from. do you throw the knob on after the lids are leatherhard? They also have a freshly thrown look to them.

John Tilton said...

Hi Dan,

To add to Deborah's comment, it looks like the freshly thrown lids are almost flat against the board, but then the finished lids have a quite a bit of vertical thrust. Where am I not seeing correctly?

John

Deborah Woods said...

Dan,I had the same impression of the domed shapes of the inverted lids as John did and had wondered that as well.

doug fitch said...

Wow, they're beautiful, teapots are a tricky thing to get right, they're wonderful. Ray makes some great teapots, he must have been a great master. I have a slipware one of his that he made at his son Joe's place. I'll be revisiting this post next time I make teapots!

Dan Finnegan said...

Thanks for everyone's compliments. I'll answer the lid question in my next blog. As for prices, John, the smaller ones are $150 and the middle size are $225. But trading is nice, too.