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updated thu 31 oct 96


Eleanora Eden on fri 4 oct 96

Hi All,

I have just re-read the recent posts on teapots after making some today.
Thanks for the good information.

I'm not sure I've understood the bit about the 5-1 ratio. Is that the
area of the pouring orifice/ area of attachment?

This deal of holes/no holes is maybe a snob affair no longer of any value
(and here of course maybe it's my purist streak showing up again) and if
so it would be nice to be convinced as teapots wouldn't take as long to make.

But for those of us who do fondly make patterns of holes I am wondering
about pros and cons of various methods. I have always made a line of
holes vertically then made rows on either side, hoping that this way it
wouldn't weaken the area too much while I'm doing it and the pattern it
makes is acceptable. Any better suggestions?

It would be very instructive to see a bunch of teapot sihlouettes with
the bad pourers having a big slash across and that x spot indicated on
each spout.

I certainly felt like my time spent with teapots today was more
beneficial than usual and I appreciate that.


Eleanora Eden 802 869-2003
Paradise Hill
Bellows Falls, VT 05101

mgiles@Onramp.NET on fri 4 oct 96

I have to admit--the reason I use multiple small holes instead of
one large one in my teapots is that I don't have to clean the inside seam
between spout and pot.

Kristen Giles