I got an order from a friend for two teapots this summer… yay for commissions but why does everyone like teapots? haha, I don’t enjoy making them…
Well, that’s not true. I like all the possibilities of shapes and designs and I love how great they look in the end. It’s the amount of work that it takes for the price that people are willing to pay! So many little pieces that have to fit together perfectly, making two different lids (just in case), getting the spout right, all that and then how much do you charge? Not enough! haha.
My biggest problem so far is how the design affects how it pours. I keep on getting water coming out of the spout AND from the top of the lid. It doesn’t happen if I pour slowly and carefully, but other people don’t want to worry about that. Hum, what could be wrong with the design?
Anyway, my friend wants a 4 cup teapot with 4 tea cups (for one family member) and a 2 cup teapot with cups (for another family member). I do love friends who support the arts!