Here's a few shots of some recent teapots I've made as a part of the snow series design. It took me a long time to work out the design for this series, but after lots of trials and errors and obsessive perfectionism, I may be getting somewhere.
It's not that I don't like making teapots, I genuinely do, but I find them more stressful than any other functional form. There's just too much to go wrong at any given time. And adding the use of Southern Ice on top of that (it's not happy with attachments) doesn't help my sanity. But when a teapot emerges on the other side of the kiln, bright and gleaming and pouring nicely, well there's not much else like that sense of accomplishment. I'm also working on some other fun teapots which i'll post soon once they're fired.
Later in July I'll be teaching a Teapot course in Red Deer as part of their Summer Series. Here's the description:
Introduction to Teapot Construction
The teapot form is one of the most expressive and creative forms in ceramics. A teapot can be either functional or purely sculptural. In this Workshop, aspects of teapot construction will be explored through throwing,hand-building and press-molding techniques. You will be encouraged to develop your personal aesthetic and will experiment with various decorative techniques such as water etching, tissue transfer prints, inlay and sgrafitto.
For more info check out the Red Deer College Website