A friend of mine was making straight sided cups with extruded handles. Ho- hum boring!!! We talked about articulating the form with some precise angle changes to make the form more interesting and yes of course a pulled handle. The difference in the cup is what you would expect- much more interesting and much more professional. With that in mind I set out to make some articulated teapots were I threw them in two pieces. Sectional throwing has the the advantage of articulation without crazy amounts of trimming. What I like about sectional throwing and hence articulated pots is the precise and distinct change in the direction of the form. I have made these teapots for the next wood firing and big shoulders are a great umbrella for ash to fall and collect on. I also want to do some resist decoration to leave a lot of clay showing so this big surface gives me a canvas to play with.