Sunday, January 19, 2014

Estelle's Tea Pots

Two of Estelle's anagama fired teapots.  With a fine grained clay these were very satisfactory but with a course grained Shigaraki type clay, like in the upper photograph, they were not always leak proof.  Estelle's method of making the teapot body was to pull up a cylinder and then fill it out from the inside this thinning the clay until it was little more than the thickness of the crystal particles.

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