Tuesday, March 11, 2008


(elephant teapot by Gary Rith)
I mentioned last week that Julie at Cornell had shown how to throw a teapot handle on the wheel. This little teapot is my first try and looking pretty good. The speckly denim-colored glaze here called Opal resembles what my own blue jeans glaze looked like before I changed it, so I think it is time to revive my original glaze and call it 'classic or original blue jeans'.

10 comments:

Gordo said...

Interesting choice for a glaze name, Gary: opals aren't blue. Gorgeous colour, though.

gr said...

yeah, I know, who named it opal?

John Bailey said...

That's a splendid pot, Gary. I could get to love making tea in such a pot.

gr said...

thanks!

Susan as herself said...

I really love that nice round handle---a perfect circle effect.

Chatty said...

First, Australian fire opals are usually based on ythis shade of blue - it's the Oriental opals that are white-based. Sedond the glaze could be considered opalescent, right? Whatever the name, it is wonderful. If this is a first effort, your other stuff must belong in a museum! I'm going to have to check out your online shop - I collect teapots...

Chatty said...

PS
The above is proof that one should always proof one's comments! "ythis" and "sedond", indeed! And what kind of control issues must I have if I have to correct spelling in an online comment? Sheesh! Sometimes I just crack myself up...

gr said...

sheesh!

Aunt Jackie said...

Fantastic! I love it. The color is great, and I like the name too.

gr said...

aunt Jackie! yay!