Here is a table full of pots ready for the next step. This photo was taken back in November and I’ve since glazed and fired them in the gas kiln at The Potter’s Studio in Berkeley, CA. I’ll post photos of the finished pots soon.
It’s been so long since I have posted anything I just had to put something here in the new year.
I recommit to posting once per week and letting go of the need for it to be perfect. It is a daily practice after all and the point is to post often to show my progress and the results of my practicing.
Thanks for reading, and thanks to my family for their continued support.
I just uploaded a photo of my first three teapots. I have been wanting to make some for a while so this is awesome for me. All three are different. The first has a deep lid that fits in a gallery with lugs for a cane or wood handle, the second has the lid fitting over a lip with a pulled handle, and the third was inspired by one that Simon Leach made in one of his videos. It’s for green tea and has no lid with a handle on the side. I’ll be doing some videos where I talk about the process of making and critiquing my work, so look for those in the future on my YouTube channel at Cameron Sharp Pottery. I think it is important to be able to do that and decide what worked and what did not or what I like or don’t like to learn what can be done next time. For example the 3rd teapot has a spout and handle that are too long for practical use. I think a shorter handle would give more leverage lifting a pot full of tea and the spout could be made to the same length as the handle for balance both physically and aesthetically. And it would take up much less space on the counter or in the cupboard.