Liz Willoughby on mon 25 sep 00
Tony Clennell said
>Why do people put those store bought cane handles on a
>perfectly good teapot? You can spot them a mile away
>Sheila just combined with Lana Wilson to do a how on
>handmade handles for Clay Times. Since then Sheilas
>handles have really gotten good.She otta do workshops-
>Get a Handle On It!!
>I was just looking at the Sept. issue of Ceramics Monthly. The
>Clennell's have an article about their web-site. For those of you
>that want to look at a wonderful handle on a teapot look it up. I'm
>not sure but I think it is the same teapot by Sheila Clennell, that
>won a juror's award at the Fusion Fireworks show, in Toronto. Wood
>fired, and a hand made handle made from strips of bamboo? Is that
>right? Anyway, the handle just suits that wood-fired teapot.(p.s.
>Tony has a picture of one of his wood-fired bottles. Also from
I also dislike the store bought bamboo handles on handmade teapots.
Much rather have a handle on the pot that is made for that teapot.
Somehow the bamboo handles are so obvious, and almost an easy way
out. I like Dannon's idea about using the bamboo handle as starting
point to create your own unique handle with grass, etc. The strange
thing is that I like bamboo handles on those little commercial
Japanese teapots. They seem to work.
But of course, it is just my opinion.
Meticulously loose Liz
2903 Shelter Valley Rd.
Canada. K0K 2G0