Well, kind of in order.....I thought you might like a closer look.
These are the ones that I did yesterday. No. You didn't see the blue one before. It seems a bit big to me. And technically, it was the white, the purple, the pumpkin and then blue. I like the blue one but I think that the lid and handle are a bit out of scale. The stem on the top of the pumpkin is a bit large too. I was looking at a photo and the guy that did the real one is somewhat to blame. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
These are kind of like Lay's potato chips. "Betcha' can't make just one."
This bunch are the ones that I did this morning. They aren't baked yet. After seeing them in the photo, I need to do a bit more refining to them.The gold on the third one is just too big.
The middle one in this bunch is my favorite. I may be doing a bit of tweaking before I pitch it into the oven. The spout looks like it would drip whilst pouring.
Tessie has been supervising once again. She says these aren't too bad for starter pots. She expects that I will get better after I have a few under my belt.
I am afraid to ask how many she thinks I am going to make. She has already decided that one of the side windows has to be blocked off to make more space for shelves.
She has also, with my help, been scanning MSN images for tea boxes and tea labels....I am going cross eyed from looking at the thumbnails and having her screech "STOP!!! No! Go back three rows!" Then when I get there and she sees what it is, in a very sweet voice:"Never mind...."
Yesterday we went through images of teapots. There are so many kinds and so little time! I did find a website from Trenton, TN that claims to have the "world's largest collection of teapots". This is an amazing site. There are four pages of photos of some of their collection. I have never seen anything like these. http://www.teapotcollection.com/285621.ihtml
I don't think I am up to copying any of them!
The page behind Tessie on the table is of different teapots that we found. She wants one of each.....And who is going to make all of these???
I think my limit is going to be 20 or so. They are really fun to make though. Once you get started and run with the idea, so many teapots, so little time......There is the question that Tessie had to ask and ruin the fun......Three simple words. "What about cups?" Then she couldn't let well enough alone...."We will need at least four to match each teapot."
I am going to go hide in a corner now and whimper for a while..... Let's see...four times seven is twenty eight....Twenty times seven is......
See you tomorrow.