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: teapot spout question...

updated sun 17 jun 01


iandol on sat 16 jun 01

Dear Cat Jarosz,

When trying out a new clay for teapots and being uncertain about how far =
a spout will twist, the advice to follow is to make a single teapot, =
attach the spout and cut the tip flat across, perfectly parallel to the =
table on which the pot is sitting. Fire and glaze this pot then record =
what has happened by estimating the degree of twist and the direction in =
which it occurred. This will become your model for all future pots in =
that clay. Just apply your cut in the reverse direction each time you =
make a teapot.

Best regards,

Ivor Lewis, Redhill, South Australia.