I had been looking for a table vice to use on my dining room table which doubles as my work bench. I needed one that would clamp to the edge. Thinking that there surely was such a thing, I looked and could not find. My son and family gave me one for Christmas. Just exactly what I needed.
What was it for you ask? I had bought a very good extruder, but even it was hard to hold with the left hand while I turned the crank with my right. Clay is not easy to press through a tiny hole!
Ok, I will get to the point! This teapot is entirely made with ropes made with the extruder. Even the round dots. to make them, I laid a clay rope straight and cut in equal portions. Then I made even size balls and pushed them onto the teapot.
No place on the pot is the same as the opposite spot, as you can see.
(I wish I could figure out how to move the pictures in the order I want. I am use to being able to move pictures anywhere on the page, but with blogger I have not figured it out!!)
The reason the handle, spout and cap are left without any clay, is because I wanted this teapot to be used for tea!
This is what I call "Clay being useful".
Have a great day!