Oval Hand Built Teapot


This teapot was hand built from four tapered  body sections. An oval clay cutout was applied to the top rim to finish it,  and a larger oval was applied to form the bottom.  Four beveled feet were applied as the teapot stiffened.  The central panels were embossed with a studio-made latex texture mat, passed through the a slab roller with a piece of blank, 1/4″ thick clay.  The spout was formed on an mandrel  and the lid was also hand built.  After a bisque firing, the teapot was painted with  slips and fired to Cone 10 in a salt kiln.  $140.00, 9″ high.