Yesterday's potrait of the working potter stated that he was working on a child's teapot. As I said, I can get pretty small, marble or golf ball sized, but this thing was a piece of cake. Smaller than a baseball, but fully functioning, I made a tiny little cat teapot for a customer who collects teapots, but has a full house. You see, there is always room for more of my work. Sammy says that thing looks nothing like him.
I entered a teapot competition in September, amid much fanfare on this blog, and the jury made a mistake and I am not a winner. There are competitions opening every month around the US and the world. The Strictly Functional Pottery National may be the biggest enchilada, other than stuff the Smithsonian Museum sponsors. I have won some entries in recent years, and lost a whole lot more, but the only way to get into the Strictly Functional National is to enter. There is also a cup thing I am considering, and every year this nifty teapot show in Chicago, which tries to showcase outlandish teapots. Oh yes, I can do outlandish teapots.