Change is in the air. I chose a clay called Navajo to make my first teapot.

Here it isĀ  4 days later, after a full day of trimming and fitting the spout… so hard! I learned that it’s a good idea to make your lid a bit big so that you can trim it down to fit perfectly. I made three more and I will have to keep the teapot wet and well wrapped until all the components catch up to each other before I can fit the new lids. Clay shrinks up to 12% as it dries. It’s still a long way from being done, but it’s been a rewarding learning experience so far. I plan on making a handle out of curly willow.

I also made a few more salve jars. What will I do with all the extra lids you ask? Probably use them as glaze tests.