Decided to make a mini tea set to surprise my granddaughters for Christmas. They love to play tea time with grandma.We sit at their little table, and pour our tea from the tea pot to our little small cups, and eat our cookies. The tea set was on the thick side, so it couldn't be broken easily.See how to paint pottery
I had to change the way I was use to throwing pottery since I had been making large bowls, and extra large cups. I decided to try throwing off the hump, which means you use a large lump of clay, and throw off the very center top. In this session I will give a tutorial on how to I make the cups.
This is the cup after it has been trimmed.
Making the handles requires patience. Pulling clay with down ward motions, and a lots of water. The first time I tried to pull a handle I pulled to hard , and had thin, and thick places, or I would break off the handles.
Allow to dry to leather stage, that means when you rub your finger against it, it doesn't tug across the clay.
Cut handle to size.
Make sure the angles cut fit the angles of the cup.
Scratch the cup.