09 April 2007
Well, I started with the photo of the lillypilly fruit and then did some drawings. From these drawings I made some stamps of bisque fired clay. To use the stamps, I rolled out some clay slabs, stamped them, cut them into shape and made some teapots. These are my first handbuilt (not wheel-thrown) teapots. The spouts were thrown on the wheel. The small teapot was made using cut pieces of stamped clay in a rectangular plaster mould. The rectangular clay was then cut and joined again to make the small teapot. The taller one was made with two pieces cut to shape from the stamped slab and then joined, feet, handle and spout added. Now how to finish them??? Oxides? Glazes? Choices, choices.