Teapot 5

Teapot #5 is done!  (Yes, we’re a little out-of-order.)  I love its shape and the way the glazes look–but there’s just one small problem. Any guesses as to how I can do this?Yes, indeed.  We have a beautiful teapot with a jammed-tight lid.  I ask you, is there anything more tragic? I have no idea […]

Teapot 3

I know I’m overdue for this post (mostly because I’ve had Teapot 3 for a while and have been hiding it from the world), so forgive me if you were dying to know what happens next in the teapot progression. At the risk of sounding dramatic, it’s time to admit failure. Yes, yes–it looks fine, […]

Honey Dippers

I received the most wonderful surprise package in the mail yesterday: Three gorgeous, handmade honey-dippers from my very own (husband’s) grandpa!  They have beautifully tapered handles (not just stick handles like the ones you can typically buy), and they are so precise and amazingly smooth.  I don’t know what kind of wood they are made […]

Teapot 2!

My second teapot of the year is done!  I’m (almost) in love with it. Let me explain–things never come out of the kiln exactly as you pictured them.  Sometimes they’re better; sometimes they’re worse; mostly they’re just different.  It takes a few days to adjust my mental picture of a specific piece to the actual […]