31 March 2012

Wee Ones

This is a very big teapot. Perfect for your next garden party. Click on the box in the right corner for full screen wonderment.

Ever since I built my big-ass wood kiln I've really cut back on the smaller pots that I used to make...bud vases, creamers, little cups and bowls...I used to make lots and lots but they don't go very far in filling the kiln and I keep running out of time to make them,
    For many years my work was all meant for the table and many of the pots that I made used less than a pound of clay...a six or eight pound bowl was BIG. I'm giving myself more time to make this time around and I made all those monster pots earlier so I've taken advantage of the last week or so to revive some other ideas. 
     Back in the Winchcombe days Toff and I would discuss ideas for little pots that would fit the negative spaces left between the pots we usually made.
    I've got a bunch of sweet little oval creamers underway as well as the flasks shown here.
With just two more weeks of making until I need to start loading I need to start putting some bigger lumps of clay on the wheel but this has been fun.
Honey Pots, etc. The green lines are food coloring


Sherry said...

I LOVE the tea pot!! So the food coloring will burn off? I suppose.. Love all your work...Im inspired to make tea pots now.

Dennis Allen said...

That's one kick ass tea pot.

Ron said...

Digging those flasks!

Joe Troncale said...

Big or small, your work is really beautiful and artistic, but I guess big kiln = big pots! Really great decorations.

Liberty Stoneware said...

Love the teapot, the size of a merchant's advertising jug, but a nice quip like some of the 18th-century English teapots! Any tips on flattening things like the flasks you made? I've not played around with flattening in a long time, but remember it being frustrating!

Quietly Otaku said...

Fabulous work, I've seen folks serving summer cocktails in teapots - I'm sure you'd get quite a lot in one of those!