Teapot Challenge Workshop

Our recent teapot making workshop was an exercise in blending the functional with the aesthetic. Four keen potters arrived on Saturday morning to learn the secrets of what makes a teapot work, the practicalities of throwing the various bits needed and the intricate art of assembling it all together successfully. Galleries and lids, spouts and sieves, body shapes and handles were all covered over the weekend and everyone managed to walk away with at least 2 teapots at the end. Along the way the complexities of how to make the perfect spout (drip free of course) and ways to hold lids on were explored. 

Students hard at work
Pouring demonstration
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