One of the most complex functional objects in clay making is the teapot. Not an easy task. You have the body, spout, lid and handle all needing to be in balance with one another on several levels. How high should the spout be? Does the lid stay in when it’s poured? How about how heavy the sucker is when its full of water? What kind of handle makes sense? Does it pour right? So much to think about! In the afternoon I threw potential spouts on the wheel and last night in class I played with which one would look right on the body shape of the pot.

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