Friday, January 18, 2008

I've decided the Neti Pots were a failed experiment. They came out nicely enough. But as I read more, such as the fact that they need to hold 8 ounces (as an optimal size, but huge in ceramics standards) I decided they just weren't for me.

Yesterday I threw several small bread bakers, figuring they would be a nice, relaxing break. They were! So they currently sit on the bisque firing shelf.

Of course, what I'm going to do with the four Neti Pots coming out of the bisque firing............. Dolly teapots anyone?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I guess neti pots are the newest (well, not quite THAT new) and hottest thing right now. I started to make them a couple of days before everyone on etsy began talking about them.

It's been an interesting process. I've pretty much got the shape down and the size in leatherware seems about right, though who knows after shrinkage? However, the spouts have got me a bit stymied. They need to be small enough to stick in one's nostril, necessitating a very small hole. The angle on the spout is also a bit odd, which made me try several ways of attaching them to the body.

I'm optimistic about a few of the ones I've made. I just have to figure out how the glazing is going to work and hope that none of the holes get clogged with glaze.

I'm sure I'll get it down, eventually. But, by then, everyone else might be making them as well. Will try to post photos of any success stories with the pots.