Teapot handle – Japanese inspired
It’s not all wood!
But all nature.
This is where it starts, clay, forming the pot with the hands, layer after layer.
Trying to keep that touch of nature.
A little symbolic house on top as knob, after all I am an architect.
That one, yes the architect, but what’s interesting is the tree, the texture, the colors.
Almost like as ancient creatures are here.
So I bring home a touch of this wonderful nature.
In the back you can see the pot has now been glazed and fired.
I am so happy with the result, man touched nature, as if still wet.
Cut some branches and peal of some bark for binding.
Branch folds over it self.
I fight with that bark…
Ok this is the idea.
I like the simplicity.
Now a handle.
Wonderful piece with traces of nature.
I drill two holes.
Pinned mortise tenon.
This I really like.
Give in and go for some raffia string.
It blends in nice with the pot.
Here we are, at home in the kitchen.
Sugar bowl on left and drinking cup on right.
And in the workshop, other side.
What inspired me was making these little Japanese style Toubako boxes.
Cut out and hollowed from a chunk of clay, trying to hold on to natures own touch.
Ohhh yes the cups are wonderful for a good espresso also.
Like a macchiato, with a dark beer cake.
Hope I could make some wood friends, get a glimpse of the clay world.
The best of my thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.