Some and some


Today I made 10 teapots. I made 6 with my traditional back handle that the stores have been asking for. I made 4 with my newly dreamed up hollow thrown handle. Many years ago Mick Casson told me to make "some and some". Some for the marketplace and some for yourself. For a potter to continue to grow you need to have some play time. I have seen potters make hollow handles and I assume they are slab built. Since I am a wheel man as well as a real man I turned to the wheel to make my hollow handles. The first two were rather large and the last two not so bad.  I am excited to make some baskets with these handles. I can get the volume that I like.

Comments

Ashley said…
The're making me think of croissants. Now I'm hungry.
Dan Finnegan said…
Man, I love a good batch of teapots. Those are exciting handles!
bighillpottery said…
Hi Tony, i'm assuming you are using the old doweling method of hollow handles that i learned from Bruce Cochrane many years ago....i love that process and it's my main handle process....they look voluminous and smooth!!!

great looking teapots!
cheers, linda
smartcat said…
You sure do have a way with handles! And yes they do have an echo of croissants. Tea and croissants sounds good to me!
Ron said…
Those handles are awesome Tony.
Bob Kulchuk said…
Those handles are sweet.

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