As I have said in previous posts I am making teapots for the Sydney Teapot Show again this year.
This year it is at a new venue. It will be at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown. This gallery specializes in pottery and has a great reputation.
I know many potters have already completed their pots for the show and yet mine are not fired yet.
After putting them together and decorating two of the four I found they were not drying due to the cold weather and a cold studio.
The two porcelain ones had a stint inside and are fine.
The two stoneware ones that I left outside to be dry enough to trim seemed to be a little uneven so once they were assembled I wrapped them in dry-cleaning plastic and left them for a day.
Fortunately this evened them up and the slow process of drying could begin. Once they were dry enough I brought them into the house where the air is dryer and warmer.
I still found the bases were not fully dry and with attachments I couldn't turn them upside down so out came the cake cooling rack and one more day and they were ready.
Bisque firing on tomorrow... a slow firing just in case..