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Ok we and me- Okeewemee

Ok this is what we and me did with the 4 hand built teapots of Heather Smit. When you are collaborating with someones work that you like just the way they do it the work becomes more precious than when working on your own. If you screw up yours it's no big deal.
I have admitted it publicly before but I really don't enjoy the throwing of pots. I love trimming and playing with the pots and parts.
I wrapped Heather's pots in plastic and slept on the idea of them for a couple of nights. I thought I would sketch some ideas but it never happened. At noon I decided to get started. It took me all afternoon to mess with these four.
I was avoiding getting started but once I did I had a lot of fun.
The first one I did was more like I would do with an oval. This one reminds me of a Chuck Hindes  slab bottomed teapot with a Tony Clennell handle and a Heather Smit body.  Catherine White our other resident is doing some amazing work with Wild Clays making beautiful cracked slabs with a …

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