Here is the end result of my 'teapot play' as mentioned in a previous post. Same pot, different handles.
The point of the exercise was actually to reacquaint myself with the LGH clay body and to test various glazes that will be introduced in classes next term.
When I look at this teapot it makes me laugh. The spout is too wide and stumpy, the belly is squat and the base too broad. It completely lacks grace and were I to do it over again (and again and again) I would certainly do things differently. This approach has defined my practise to date: reflect, refine and discover through repeating. I love it. I love the consideration repetition requires, the attention to detail and the slow progression of form development.
Of course it makes earning a living a little tricky! And there is also the fact that sometimes I look back at earlier works and see something in them that is missing from later editions - maybe I enjoy their naivity or more evident enthusiasm.
Anyway, this was a one off and I think I'm going to keep the little fella. There is something kind of friendly in it's ineptitude. But hmmm, which handle and why?