The New Green Leaf Teapot
I have been trying to really refine my teapot form lately. It is a very nice challenge to work around. For me, even though it is unlikely anyone would have the courage to actually use it, it must perform exceptionally well. I use the requirements of physics to direct my choices. The venturi effect spout shape, a 45 degree angle for drip prevention, a spout tip slightly higher than the interior lip of the body, a handle pulled in close to the body, and a handle-based lid latch are all part of the design.
I begin with a leather hard body, which I proceed to dissect in a swooping, graceful pattern.
In this new style, I’m going for a cut pattern similar to leaves, both as bunches and as singular detailed forms at the same time, ambiguously bouncing between the two. From the chaos, I make order.
Now, to alter the spout. I split it and then stick it back together.
I make a built in tea filter, which I drill by hand using a drill bit. I just eyeball it. After the holes are made, I rotate the back end of the drill bit to widen and compress the holes.
I attach the spout, lining up the split with the line on the teapot form.
Next, the lid gets it’s knob put in.
Thanks for checking this out. Your comments and questions are welcome.