#7. So completely not what I had been looking for when I started this project. But oh! I really really like you. Quirky. Bold. Simple but intriguing. Yes. I think I love you.
After finishing and glaze firing my previous lug teapot (#4), I gave it a try. I found it comfortable. I also looked online at some other lug-handled teapots. And found that ergonomically, the handle should angle upward a bit. I hadn't been planning on making anymore lug handles for this round of teapots, but I was curious. So I will be firing and glazing this one soon, too. And giving it a test run. I think my next batch will focus on this type of handle.
The spout is short and sweet. I think it may need to be longer, like #8-10. But I really enjoyed the overall look of the short spout contrasting with the dramatic lug handle. So there you go, aesthetics over function.
So these definitely took a turn toward the classical. I knew part of my struggle would be "stumpy" spouts. And with these, I was attempting to have a longer, more elegant spout.
I'm certainly gaining a better understanding of teapots. I am trying to work through them without relying too heavily on looking at images of teapots online. (Mainly because, I will get sucked down into an endless vortex of pottery/artists/forms/links, links, links and never return.)
Winners this week are #7 and #8. I will admit to rushing the handles on 8-10. I was intending to do "overhead" handles (#6) but was trying to get everything finished up before heading out of town for a few days. Because I hate having half-finished work hanging over my head while I'm away from the studio. So there. I just rushed 'em.