I have been making a few teapots.
Making tea pots that will pour perfectly is not an easy task.
I did a teapot workshop with Kevin Grealy years ago and he stated his criteria for a functional teapot, which are: *That it makes tea successfully
*That it pours tea successfully
*That it retains the leaves successfully
*That it pleases the eye in use and when not in use.
I am not fully sure if I qualify in every task.
Not that all the teapots I made are for domestic use, I do like to make decorative teapots maybe more, and as Kevin states, none of the previous concerns are of importance for these except for exaggeration, satire, humour etc.
I always take on the challenge of making some usual ones as well.
The teapot on the right is a functional one.
Three decorative little t pots.
And two decorative teapots that have been RAKU fired.