Monday, March 23, 2009
a tale of two teapots
(pots by Gary Rith)
As I say below, I considered 5 handles for the teapot on the left above and settled on an ovoid cane handle with a wrapped top (upper right in a pic down a ways). HOWEVER, I couldn't get the end into the lug. I soak handles then put them on, cause cane and bamboo are like pasta--rigid until you wet them in hot water. So then I boiled water and soaked the handle in there--a lot more flexible, but still, no go. THEN I tried this bamboo handle with wire ends. The ends fit but I boiled water and soaked the bamboo in boiling water too, so that it would bend into place without snapping, WHICH THEY WILL DO if you are impatient.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 2:54 PM