Evan W. Jones sculpts clay into oversized teapots. Follow these step-by-step instructions.
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Project by Evan W. Jones from Dania Beach, Fla.
Evan Jones of Dania Beach, Fla., was introduced to pottery in college. But, it wasn't until a few years ago after a life-changing dream that he rekindled his passion for ceramics. And now he's doing anything but throwing ordinary pottery. He's found a way to put a unique spin on a basic teapot by creating them larger than life.
paper and pencil
1. Sketch scaled drawings of a teapot vessel in order to determine the size and shape of each section and the required amount of clay for each section.
3. Pull a 50-inch 35 lb. handle for the teapot. Set aside to harden.
5. Assemble sections into a finished bowl form.
9. Trim the lid to fit the top of the teapot and apply hand-built details.
10. Add hand built details to the side of the teapot and around the collar of the lid.
11. Drill out drying holes inside the teapot handle.
12. Place the teapot in an electric kiln and bisque fire.
14. Place the teapot in the gas kiln and glaze fire.