Thursday, January 7, 2010

Strainers, Spouts, Handles

After hearing how darn cold it is everywhere else right now, I thought I'd go ahead and brave the balmy 43 degrees out in the studio. It still feels like a icebox to me though.

All of the teapot bodies and parts hadn't firmed up enough to confidently hold without consequence, but I don't get to work this wet very often and it's a quite thrill. The clay was just stiff enough to hold its shape but still very plastic and almost tacky. The lids are still too wet to trim without damage though.

A nearly finished teapot with the strainer lutted into place, and the spout and handle firmly attached.



8 comments:

Mr. Young's Art said...

Nice Work!

Gina said...

Excellent shots and great looking pot! I'm working up the warmth to get out to pug some clay in our 'balmy' weather.

Stay warm!

jimgottuso said...

dreamy little teapot... totally dig the strainer part

Linda Starr said...

So nice to see the stainer part, do you mind my asking what's the difference between luting and slip and scoring?

FetishGhost said...

I've operated under the assumption that scoring is roughing up the clay's surface at the joint, slipping is applying a slip to the surface of the joint before joining, and luting is actually smearing the two bodies together at the joint.

Hyla said...

beautiful!

Linda Starr said...

smearing, a good smear does the trick better than most techniques, thanks so much. I was thinking luting involved cutting and flaring one piece and then adhering it to the other, whatever works.

Rhen Nicey said...

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