Sunday, April 28, 2013


I just got reprimanded by "the boss" for posting this on Facebook first. Dang. What do I know? She says there's a little button you can click to share the blog post on Facebook. Sure enough, there is. I think I'm going to try it now, so please forgive the redundancy. Actually, let's just say I meant this twice. Deal? Deal!

Here's what I said:

I'm making teapots again. Body, lid and spout are thrown, then trimmed and assembled when in the leather hard stage of drying. Knobs are compressed clay squeezed between the palm of my hand and the base of my index and second fingers, then attached to the lid. Spouts are cut and canted to the 5 o'clock position because - and this is quite interesting - the spout "unwinds" clockwise when the pots are firing. Hopefully, the cut is perfect and the spout unwinds to the 6 o'clock position. The pots are under plastic so that everybody can "get to know each other" in terms of moisture content before allowed to continue to the bone dry stage. Pottery lesson now over! :-)


  1. I want one! Please post the finished pieces with prices. When is the next time you're coming this way? Will you deliver?

  2. Quilly - You do? Excellent. I'm kicking myself for not throwing these two weeks ago, because we are going to be up there on Center Is. this coming Monday (April 6). Have to drive. Not taking the plane thanks to the price of petrol. But how about I deliver when we come back up in July? Deal?

    Limers - I know you are, but what am I? (...srsly, tho - thank you for that...whinkh, whinkh)

    1. Yes! July! Sorry it took me so long to reply, I was busy globe trotting and forgot until you posted a finished pot on FB.