11 October 2008

Teapot Lids


I think my photos yesterday might have been a bit deceptive...I got several questions so here's my attempt at an answer. Below is a before and after photo from the side. It is a very shallow bowl with a big flange and a little 'spout' which prevents the lid from falling when the tea is being poured. When it is leather hard I invert it (as seen here), trim it and then add a thrown knob...it is a much softer look than would result from a carved knob. I'm hoping that the curve of the lid carries the same line that the curve of the body has.


4 comments:

ang said...

hey dan, i was just chatting with doug fitch he mentioned your teapots, so i had to come have a look..cool....

Dan Finnegan said...

HI, Thanks for taking a look. Teapots seem to strike a chord with lots of us blogger/potters.

Patricia Griffin said...

Hi Dan - Thanks for all the "show and tell" about your process. Your decades of experience are so evident in the craftsmanship.

Jenny Pease said...

Dan,

Lovely pictures of your pots. Good luck with your firing.

We really loved seeing you, Hollis and Lorraine. Hope LT show is a huge success.


xoxoxo, your #1 fan.

J