Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So, apparently the teapots are habit forming! After posting the ones yesterday, I kept getting new ideas of how to make more and couldn't resist sitting down at the torch for a few hours to produce what you'll see below.

I woke up very early this morning and was excited to see what would come out of the kiln. I cleaned the beads and wired them up, photographed and already I have the pictures ready posting!

This one, I call "Elegant Pewter". It has a wonderful metallic sheen and the form makes me think of a silver tea service. I love the way the handle ends at the bottom.

For some reason, this one reminds me of leaves swirling in a pond as they dash by in the fall. I just adore this color combination and call this pot "Reflections".

This one has a very earthy finish. The glass used always winds up with the wonderful powdery blue/turquoise patches on the brownish red. It reminds me of a glaze that is used by a potter friend of mine.

I call this one "Tortoise Shell" because that is the effect that this particular frit on the topaz glass always creates.

And finally, "Wedgewood". This blue, when adorned with white or ivory stringer always reminds me of Wedgewood pottery.

Today, I will attempt to put the available teapots up on my website - in the Focals section.


Tina Sams said...

OMG woman! Those are gorgeous! I particularly like the "pewter" one, but then again the tortoise... or the turquoise.. AAAh! They're all beautiful. I'm so glad you went off on this little teapot adventure :-).

Rosemary said...

What fun are these! While crafting these little beauties, are you singing "I'm a little teapot"?

Rosemary said...

Hi Maryanne~
The teapot beads arrived safely - they are beautiful!....thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!
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