Before I could start I had to cleanup my little room which with tongue in cheek I call my studio.
Then I needed to prepare some clay, I found lots little bags of leftovers while doing the tidy up..
|so I bashed the clay inside the bags with a mallet and then put them into a bucket with water|
|then it is dryed out in a plaster mold|
|then the wedging starts to get rid of those air pockets|
once the clay is ready I can start to throw the teapot bodies.
and the lids
and the spouts
and then pull some handles and all the while managing how quickly each piece drys, enough to hold its shape but not too dry that it cracks or can't be manipulated into shape as each piece is joined to make a teapot.
Today is Australia Day so I thought I would share some images of the place where Captain Cook thought the first English settlement would be... he was wrong.. Captain Arthur Phillip decided that Botany Bay was not a deep enough harbour for future use and went further north and found Sydney Cove and made the settlement there. We still acknowledge Botany Bay or the promontory where Cook landed, Kurnell, as the first landing. These images were taken last winter when we visited the park at Kurnell.
|The bay is used as a commercial site for off loading oil tankers one side and the airport runway on the other side, along with a container terminal on the other point.|
|walking through the park you would not realise you were so close to the largest city in Australia|
Hope you had a nice day.
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