Thursday, April 19, 2012

Little Teapot, Little Love



As it has been said:  Love and a cough cannot be concealed.  
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.

~Anne Sexton



One Little Teapot came out of its first firing. Now all she needs is a little oxide wash to give a richer depth.  Clear gloss in the eyes for a contrast against the semi-matte finish of the face. Maybe a little clear satin along the division line of the lips.  The interior has a black gloss.  


 
I am still thinking about the egg.  I had a white porcelain egg, but it just look like a supermarket egg. Which is not a bad thing, just not right feeling for this teapot. I could make it more of a robin egg blue with brown speckles, but somehow the quirky black dots happened.  As soon as I make a decision I will glaze it into the nest lid.  That way it's down permanent and acts as a knob. 


One little teapot

10 comments:

  1. Charlene - this t-pot is so fabulous. She's quirky and creative and a wonderful conversation over a pot of tea. I love how you let her tell you her story - her desires - sometimes you just have to sit with a piece for a while.
    She's lovely!

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    1. Hello Judy---Before I started putting on slips, she looked like she was made of milk chocolate. It was hard to cover her up with slips (no chocolate in the house, too.) This isn't my usual earthenware I wasn't sure of how it would come out!

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  2. Amazing is all I can say. I loved being introduced to the piece, one glimpse after another.

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    1. Thank you, Linda---Kinda like peeking into a kiln!

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  3. Oh this is fascinating! I love her. Hmmmm. I'm really interested in a robin egg blue with brown speckles" !!

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    1. Hello sapphire---Working on that robin egg, now.......

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  4. It's marvellous. I love this sculpture and finish.
    :-)

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    1. Thank you, Laura. It was a fun one to do! More to come.....

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  5. an extraordinary piece. Love it.

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    1. She now graces the home of a teapot collector. Thank you so much for your comment :)

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