Evolution of the Teapot, Part ISunday, February 10, 2013
It's happening, folks....
The teapot has gone from a big ol' cylinder to this...
Because of flaws in my design process, I most likely won't be using my design with the ladder and windows, but will be going for a more modern shape. Somewhat cone-like with a slight angle, and a little flaring out at the top. A beautiful wooden handle and finial for the top, as well. I also plan on making a tea strainer for this beauty (should probably get started on that).
The process has been interesting. I am definitely feeling the strain of hammering on my body, which is somewhat heartbreaking. No, really heartbreaking. It's always hard to realize that your body has limitations in doing what you love.
It's been slow going because of this--I'm only able to raise about 1/3 of the shape at any given time. But, I have a goal and am persistent.
It will be beautiful, no matter what.