Sometimes something you've planned and worked hard on comes out exactly the way you want.
But not always.
This is one of *those* times.
I made this little teapot as the final project of last semester's ceramics class. I wanted a teapot that was about 25% larger than the beehive one I used as my everyday teapot because it was just a little smaller than two normal (Lisa sized) tea mugs. There are a ton of things I absolutely love about this pot.
- It's the right size
- It's a happy shape
- It has a little 'hat' for a lid
- The lid fits precisely
- The glaze looks like little fish scales
So what's the problem?
Um. Well. You see. . . The holes inside got sealed in by the glaze.
So I have this utterly lovely, perfect, and perfectly unusable teapot.
We're still getting used to the way these new glazes flow and although I blew in the holes after I glazed the teapot, it still flowed into the holes.
Ahh well. I'm still pleased in what I was able to do and the next time I sit down at the wheel, I can recreate this teapot. Only this time, with much bigger pour holes.
That's a bummer, but it still looks really nifty. Perhaps you can re-purpose it? Maybe a vase? Or somewhere in the garden?ReplyDelete
That took obvious skill. Kinda' jealous...
Oh no! Any chance you can drill the holes? (and because I'm that way, I did a quick search and folks who've had the same problem used a diamond bit on a dremel to gently remove the offending glaze. Also? apparently you can put a wooden toothpick in the holes before firing and the wood will burn off while preventing glaze from running into the holes)ReplyDelete