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My sister is a tea lover so for Christmas this year I have decided to make her a Tea Service. It includes a Tea Pot, creamer, sugar bowl and four cups. It is quite easy to make as long as you have access to a kiln. 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Clay (I use low fire
white grog that fires to 06) 
All clay and paints must be marked as non toxic
rolling pin
cardstock (to use as template)
clay cutting wire
Clear glaze
brushes etc to use to paint and glaze
etching tool (or sharp pencil to use for scoring)
lg. yogurt container
sm yogurt container
butter container
2oz. plastic container 

Step 2: Tea Pot

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Roll clay for the tea pot , rule out a 6X13 piece of cardstock. Use as template and cut the shape for the body of the tea pot.

Step 3: Cylinder

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Make cylinder shape out of the slab and set aside

Step 4: Bottom of Pot

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roll clay for the bottom of the cylinder. When big enough place cylinder in middle of clay and cut around the base leaving about 1/2 inch.

Step 5: Attach bottom

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Reach inside cylinder and apply gentle pressure with finger tips as you press up the outside edge and attach the clay pieces together. 
When the v
bottom is on move the pot aside.

Step 6: Spout

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roll clay for spout, draw out a template, cut spout shape. 

Step 7: Roll spout

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gently turn the clay into the spout shape. 

Step 8: Attach spout

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spread slip (Clay that has been made liquid by adding water, I refer to it as clay glue because that is what it does it glues clay pieces together) 
Slip the narrow edge of the spout and place against tea pot cylinder about 1 1/2 inches down from the top, directly across from the back seam of the cylinder.

Step 9: Spout opening

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while holding the spout in place, reah inside pot and gently push the clay out through the spout to open the spout for pouring. 

Step 10: Spout snake

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roll a clay snake about 6" long

Step 11: Slip on snake

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cover the snake shape with slip

Step 12: Snake on spout

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wrap the snake shape around the spout of the tea pot. This helps hold the spout in place and also adds a nice design to the piece. 
jodina11112 years ago
I love the design of te tea pot as well as the snowman on top of the pot!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  jodina11112 years ago
Thanks Jodina111
do you work with clay?
Handbuilding? (all my work is hand built, I dont work on a wheel
however, I just posted a new instructable, a ceramic spoon rest and utinsel holder.
Look for it. I HOPE you like it
bajablue2 years ago
Beautiful work!!!!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks very much
poofrabbit2 years ago
To stinkin' cute Susan! Well done!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thanks so much
ChrysN2 years ago
Gorgeous! I love the snowman handles.
Susan Cirigliano (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thank You!