Friday, June 28, 2013

Blood shows up on it.

Today I trimmed and assembled 10 porcelain teapots. My cousin Brenda said " I hope you're not charging by the hour!"  10 of these puppies is the best I can do in a day. It took me 7 non stop hours to finish them and all day yesterday to make them. These little teapots are my easy ones. The roundies that I do take even longer and a 5 or 6 teapot day is a long one.   I remember in my youth I made 90 one day. They were straight sided "so what" teapots. These teapots I put together today have lots of details that I care about. God is in the details and she makes me do it.  Drop Stitich Chris who manages the showroom notices the details and they matter to her. It matters to me that she notices them. I'm kinda excited about the next wood firing and what the porcelain will do. I want to do some yellows, blues, greens and of course shino.
They say of porcelain that blood shows up best on it.


5 comments:

Bonnie said...

they are beautiful

Mary Philpott said...

Beautiful.

June Perry said...

Love them. Can't wait to see them after firing.

DropStitchChris said...

awe chucks Tony...thanks for putting my name in lights...love, love, love, the details!

Dharsi said...

Your teapots are worth every second of effort required. Having just made two myself, I appreciate your cousin's comment. You live your life with gusto and your work reflects it :) I too love the details.