Tea pots have stollen my heart, not just the actual pot and the ceremony surrounding tea but that each one now has taken on a personality of its own. Each pot begins as a functioning teapot but then depending on its shape and size~ a little person is born.
Searching through whimsical and vintage clothing and cartoons looking for perfect characters and clothes has become a favorite past time and am inspired by the characters in classic children’s stories….
It is hard to express how fun it is to watch these pots come to life and it happens as I work with them, attaching spouts, handles creating the lid…what is funny is that I don’t always know which way I am headed but they sort of present themselves. The name sometimes happens as they are being created but sometimes I name them while they are still being thrown on the wheel.
After they are created and we are getting familiar with each other the colors begin to happen, considering the time period they are coming from or the clothing style that inspired me.
When the final firing is accomplished the birth certificates are filled out complete with the size of the pot, weight, date and birth order-simultaneously-the birthday book is recording the same information.
They are then put up for “adoption” or sale if you would like. It is a never ending well to pull from and just can’t wait to see who happens next!!!
Keep an eye on my Facebook page as that is where their “first” pictures will appear.
LOVE my babies! See you on the flip side!