Friday, October 16, 2009

teapots.

Here are some teapots I assembled today, there was a sixth but he didn't make the cut. I have a bunch of bowls to flute but I spent all my free time today assembling these guys, nearly 3 hours...way too long. My "standard" teapots take about 10 minutes each to assemble, these were about 25 minutes.


Well, off to pack up and ship some pots.

Cheers!

7 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Great teapots, Brandon. Lots of personality.

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Those are some nice teapots. The last time I made teapots I messed up on the angle of the spouts. When the pot was filled more than half way, tea would spill out of the spout. Yep.. Another lesson learned :)

FetishGhost said...

Man... I wish I could get the assembly of a standard teapot down to 25 min let alone 10 min and still look as good as those. I'm starting a round of teapots this weekend,but I'm still get stuck fussing the spouts.

Linda Starr said...

Great teapots, love the handles.

ang said...

really! is that because of the pulled handle?? mine take me ages i don't even watch the clock, i'm more engrossed in attachments and coils and such...hey brandon how much clay would you use in making a small footed bowl? say breakfast size?...cheers ang

brandon phillips said...

these take longer because the lid needs to be trimmed and knobbed and a little flange attached to keep it from falling out when pouring and of corse pulling a handle. spouts always take the longest, i'm a little fussy. my ideal is to make them relatively quickly and get them out there for an affordable price so i can keep making more. $50 teapots sell faster than $150 teapots but you have to be able to make them quickly. this is just my personal take on things though, it's what's right for me.

ang-for small cereal bowls i use 1.5 pounds...2 pounds if you want it american sized.

jbf said...

Love 'em.

I always end up messing with them until they look messed with.