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School Work 2: Gothic Teapot

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By Gwyneira   |   Watch
Published: May 2, 2005
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AKA the Teapot from Hell.

I named it that because I spent my entire reading week carving all the details on this thing (and the 4 cups and tray that go with it, which I'm not as happy with as I am with the teapot). It turned out fairly well I guess, although I tend to see every flaw when I look at it... It's (rather obviously) inspired by gothic architecture. And it was a lot of work.

It was hand built from recycled clay and glazed with light sprays of 3 different glazes (matte green, matte tan and black). The inside is glazed black.
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Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Focal Length
7 mm
Date Taken
Feb 5, 2000, 3:42:52 AM
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fadedintomistHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! ^_^
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lycanthusincarnumHobbyist Digital Artist
it is AMAZING fav fav fav i am redecorating my bedroom in the olde gothic cathedral style this elps with inspiration THX!
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RowanGingerRavenProfessional General Artist
Brilliantly clever*smile*...good show
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DeadlyOpheliacHobbyist Artisan Crafter
While you see flaws, we, adoring fans, see perfection. <3
Tigerneko's avatar
wow looks like that would take forever to carve. did you use a form to hand build it to?
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TrenchSuicideStudent Digital Artist
This is quite possibly the coolest teapot I have ever seen. Well done with it ^_^
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Origin21 Photographer
OMFG! Gothic Teapot FTW! But seriously, while I do see some of the "flaws" what really stands out to me is how well you incorporated Gothic architectural aesthetic into a ceramic artwork. I've never seen anyone attempt to do that and here you did so successfully IMHO. My favorite detail that I think is the most creative thing you thought of is making the handle look like a flying buttress, which shows that you really do understand both ceramic and architectural art.
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I love it! I'd SO have this in my kitchen!!
AliSTAD's avatar
wow i love this, especially because of the gothic design. good job!
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caillaluneHobbyist General Artist
great job:)
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ValerianaSolarisProfessional Digital Artist
Very unique piece! I really like it :-)
DonnaRicci's avatar
Is it for sale? If so, please email me at so I can feature it.
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MeredithDillmanProfessional Traditional Artist
love it!
Gonzophysicist's avatar
I dig the flying buttress handle, great work.
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lilymaid7 Writer
That is ever so cool. I want a teapot like that. :)
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:D thanks, I was planning on selling it but I think my mom has laid claim to it now... haha
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Wow! I thought that this was metal at first, your glazing is impresive. I really like this piece.
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Thanks :) The glazing was a total wild experiment that actually worked out well!
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tselHobbyist General Artist
The detail on the teapot is very good, and the idea is really original. I like the glaze color choices too.
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Thank you :)
eveanhei's avatar
The glazes on that are very nice. Sort of like the patina on copper (which fits beautifully with the design)
Gwyneira's avatar
It does look like copper! I never saw it that way before :) Thanks for the comment and the fav!
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