Pinching teapots with Antoinette Badenhorst
"I LOVED THIS CLASS!!!! I learnt so much from doing this class. It was a simple class but packed with information." Gale (Cyprus)
The pinching class is a week online workshop and students have a total of three weeks for viewing all the videos. You will learn how to design, pinch, trim and decorate a functional teapot. Antoinette will teach you how to create a spout that will not splatter or drip, how to fit a lid to the teapot that will not fall off during pouring and how to choose a handle that fit the style of the teapot. Glazing and firing is always important and should be fun, so you will learn what to consider when you glaze teapots and fire it in the electric kiln.
Over the ages, teapots have been the center of social gatherings. People collect it, they talk about it, they have special food with the tea, they have ceremonies around teapots and potters are still fascinated about the different styles of teapots. Wheel thrown or hand made, pinched or slab built, teapots are there to enjoy special moments with family and friends.
Even if you do not have a potters wheel, you can create a functional teapot that may get a special place in a teapot collector's collection.
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