Pottery Video of the Week: A Potter Uses Texture and Flowing Glazes to Make Teapots with Splendid Surfaces
A few months back, I attended the Potters Council Splendid Surfaces
Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, and got some fabulous footage of
some great artists demonstrating their techniques. Today I am
going to share one with you, faithful readers. It features potter Fong
Choo sharing some of his texture and glazing techniques for his tiny
teapots. Enjoy and Happy Friday!
Tiny Teapots, Big Impact: Fong Choo Combines Wheel Throwing, Handbuilding and Layering Commercial Glazes to Make Compact Teapots that Pack a Punch
Fong Choo makes tiny teapots but, visually, they are anything but small. Fong successfully integrates the form with the surface to make elegant little works of art. The teapots bodies are thrown and altered on the wheel, and then embellished with handbuilt handles, feet, and spouts. Then Fong layers commercial glazes to get amazing surfaces. Today he explains his technique in detail, including his secret to taking commercial glazes to the next level.