3 different handles on these teapots. Mixed results.
I had never made a lug handle before, so this is a completely new form for me. I've never held a lug-handled teapot, much less actually used one. Looking forward to finishing this one up so I can give it a test-run.
5. and 6. are both handles that I have done before. I am a big fan of the overhead handle (I'm sure there is a proper term for this type of handle, but I don't know it.) The teapot that I use on a regular basis is that style. It's just nice looking and comfortable to use. I think the next batch will have that style handle. And I will be playing with the spouts.
I guess I am sort of using these first several teapots as "warm-ups." Trying to figure out what I like and don't like about them. For these three, I am not a fan of the spouts. I am also finding it difficult to have a smooth transition between the body and the spout. It just looks so "stuck on." I will be working on that point of transition in the next teapots. And playing with the spout. I was intentionally making the body, lid and spout similar for 4-6, so that I could just focus on the differences between the handles. And unfortunately, now I have 3 teapots with spouts that kind of annoy the hell out of me.