500 Teapots, Volume 2

peek into 500 teapots

morning tea

I am very happy and honored to have one of my teapots in Lark Crafts, 500 Teapots Volume 2.

I remember when the first 500 Teapots book came out 12 years ago, I was in the thick of raising two toddlers and was barely making any pottery at that point in my life. I would look at that book and drool… just wishing I had time to be a full-time potter. Progressively each year as my boys grew and became more independent, more time was spent in the studio. In a few years time I submitted images for 500 Cups and two of my pieces were selected for it. A couple of years later one of my pieces was selected for 500 Pitchers. I thought about submitting images to the Plates and Chargers book, but thought better, as I found my plates at the time to be quite boring!

Lark 500 Series books are such an inspiration. They are my go to books when I need a little pick me up.

A Two Cuppa Teapot

I have been spending a little (not enough) time photographing my latest teapots.  Shooting in natural light lately… when it’s cloudy it’s a good day to photo, tomorrow should be rainy… need to stop throwing pots and take some photos!

Here is my short stout one!

 

Attaching Handles to Teapots

Last week I posted my baby teapots (two pounds).  This week I made momma teapots (four pounds).  Some people only want two cups, some need to have four to five cups.  I just like making teapots… doesn’t matter what size!  Actually the only issue I have is with the larger ones… pulling the handle off the pot… it gets rather tiring after you’ve done a few of them.

Some Goodies for My Holiday Sale

This weekend is my Open Studio/Holiday Sale… actually fellow Greenfield potter, and friend, Tiffany Hilton and I decided to have our sales the same weekend…   We figured why not advertise together, put our mailing lists together for the post card, and call it a tour.  So I sent in some information to the local paper and called it, ” A Tour of  Two Potters”  ( kinda catchy, huh) well the paper obviously liked it,  and wrote a nice blurb using that as the title, with a subtitle, “Two excellent Greenfield potters” – along with a photo of my teapots in process!  Oh and speaking of blurbs… the December issue of Ceramics Monthly gave the, “Homegrown for the Table” show at Pinch in Northampton a little write-up, with a photo of my work!

 Here is a taste of what you will see at my studio this weekend!

Becoming a Teapot: Kiln Opening

Wooo-hooo!  … a nice kiln firing with teapots.  Here are the teapots glazed, and ready for the firing… and 32 hours later, barely cool enough to take out of the kiln!

Yes, these will be available at this weekend’s Holiday Open Studio Sale!