Tea Time

Teapots are actually one of my favorite things to make and I have been making quite a few of them lately.  I think I like making them so much because there are so many possibilities when it comes to form.  I often plan out a particular shape in my head that I would like to create on the wheel, but the clay can have a mind of its own and I end up creating something totally different.  I like to allow for spontaneity on the wheel.  It keeps me flexible and on my toes.  Plus, you never know what series of work could stem from something unexpected!

What I like about making teapots are the various steps.  I like throwing the main form and then fitting a lid to match, a spout, and adding the handle.  Once everything is the right hardness, the spout and handle are attached for a completed teapot.  It’s a rewarding piece to complete.  I added a simple second loop to the handle to give the teapot just a touch more detail.  Since this teapot ended up being a gift, I wanted to make a complete set with teacups and saucers to match.

The teacups have a similar handle to correspond with the teapot handle.  These teacups are not your traditional shape, but they are a typical 8 ounce size.  I wanted the teacups to mirror the shape of the teapot as well.

 

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  • Andrew

    Holy cow! These look great 😀 I want a set for us, too!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    Holy cow! These look great 😀 I want a set for us, too!ReplyCancel

  • Nadine DiStefano

    Arryn these are so beautiful! 🙂 Nicely done! If you ever do any in a burgundy or red hue…I’m your buyer 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nadine DiStefano

    Arryn these are so beautiful! 🙂 Nicely done! If you ever do any in a burgundy or red hue…I’m your buyer 🙂ReplyCancel

  • these are one of my favorite things that you’ve made. Do your tea pot lids have a notch so that they don’t fall off when you pour the tea?ReplyCancel

  • these are one of my favorite things that you’ve made. Do your tea pot lids have a notch so that they don’t fall off when you pour the tea?ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Are they on Etsy?ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Are they on Etsy?ReplyCancel

  • Judy Colella

    Ditto on the burgundy or red hue! These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Colella

    Ditto on the burgundy or red hue! These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Love, LOve, LOVE this set Arryn. Dad and I were thrilled to give these to Becca and Bobby for their wedding. Let me know when you’ve got a green tea set. And actually a deep marigold would be lovely in my kitchen, too 🙂 – you choose.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    Love, LOve, LOVE this set Arryn. Dad and I were thrilled to give these to Becca and Bobby for their wedding. Let me know when you’ve got a green tea set. And actually a deep marigold would be lovely in my kitchen, too 🙂 – you choose.ReplyCancel

  • I do not have teapots on Etsy yet. I am actually have some serious problems with my kiln right now and am out of work (firing wise) until I get it fixed.ReplyCancel

  • I do not have teapots on Etsy yet. I am actually have some serious problems with my kiln right now and am out of work (firing wise) until I get it fixed.ReplyCancel

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