Handmade Porcelain Teapots : Designing and Glazing

Making a functional teapot requires a plan of basic design elements (size, handle, spout, body shape). At the same time,  I love approaching each teapot with a new perspective. I take time to ‘listen’ for new possibilities before adding details that will make each teapot a one-of-a-kind piece.  Currently, these teapots (and the lamp to the left of them) are waiting to be bisque-fired, then glazed.  I’m already considering what glaze or glaze combination will work best with each piece. It’s a fun quandary, with so many possibilities!

Teapots Before Glazing

Three Teapots Ready for the Bisque-Kiln. The teapot on the right will have a handmade cane or bamboo handle attached after the final firing.


Sales of Centerpoint Studios pottery has been suspended until January 2017 because Kathie is caring for young grandchildren.