9.17.2009

The Art of Tea Pot Blowing





I guess this is the time to go back and revisit old posts. Yesterday we had the return of the Little Fluffy Cloud mug and today we return to this post, involving the study of pressure and the displacement of liquids. or Teapot Blowing. I had originally posted this in December, now it returns.




A blog called Geeks are Sexy come across this photo and offered the first three readers $20 to photograph themselves doing the same. What they got were some pretty funny photos of successful and unsuccessful attempts. Here are some of my favorites.



Just remember, If you try this at home (and I know you all are going to). 
Hot Tea is Hot. 
Have fun and send me pictures.

11 comments:

Michael Kline said...

Thanks for reposting this. I must have somehow missed it the first go 'round. Should I allow people to do this in my booth at shows if they request?

Matthew Katz said...

Yes, you should. And it should be the price of admissions at all family gatherings.

Tara Dawley said...

The Tea Pot Blowing post is a hoot! Calder Kamin told me about your blog. It is wonderful and I would love to be included. Check out
www.taradawley.wordpress.com . I am the studio manager at Red Star Studios and a full time potter. And recently have been having fun, fun, fun with the blog, blog, blog. Thanks for peeking! ...tara

Matthew Katz said...

Hi Tara.
I just came across your blog this morning. Very nice. I got it on the list.
I'm glad you stopped by and I glad you like what I'm doing.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Maybe I need teach my grand niece and nephew the art of tea pot blowing.

Coffee is on

Jesse Lu said...

Must try this.

zachsierke said...

that is so good, and somehow it turns me on...

Matthew Katz said...

Zach,
You should be ashamed of yourself. Go wash you brain out with a hot pot of tea ; )

Neese said...

Cool! I've yet to make a teapot worthy of "blowing".

Anyone out there, I'm looking for advice on how to attach pottery shards to bricks in an inexpensive way. I'm working on a large project and am starting to gather info. Any and all suggestions welcome!

Matthew Katz said...

Nesse

Not sure exactly what you are trying to do, but PC7 or PC 11 epoxy always works

Neese said...

Matt

Thanks!! I'm attempting to attach broken shards to bricks to create a border for a garden. Gotta do something with all my "not so happy" with pieces.

Ciao!