Sunday, August 12, 2007


The teapots we made at Robin's workshop were made on the jigger-and-jolley- cylinders,like the rest of his range. Spouts were thrown [off the hump]- first picture is the basic shape [note concave base],2nd shows the cut [wire],3rd shows the top edge eased out to give greater sticking surface.
I often see students at Tel Hai throwing spouts with convex bases,which inevitably leads to a pronounced scrotal look when stuck on the teapot,and is better avoided,if you ask me.
There is much to be said about angles,curves and finishes of spouts,not forgetting the many unreliable theories about how to make a non-dripping spout,but these will have to wait- I have work to do this afternoon.



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