Tag Archives: Teapot

The Teapot Family on Display

The Maneki Neko family has been completed and is on display at the Black Spruce Gallery in downtown Timmins until the end of July. Advertisements

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50 Shades of Earl Grey Teapot Show

If you are Timmins during the month of July, drop into the Black Spruce Gallery at 42 Pine Street South (formerly Joanne’s Art Centre) to visit the Maneki Neko family in person and see the many other wonderful teapots made … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Teapot: Bisque, Staining and A Clear glaze

  The Maneki Neko teapot as seen on March 31st, 2015, fired to bisque.        Her details are painted on with various stains…        The next day, April 01st, some more details are added on as a second … Continue reading

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Glazing and Drying

Several other small pieces that had been bisque-fired were glazed in this session. Clockwise from top left: A linocut dragon disc, a linocut headframe disc, one square from a vintage stamp, an extruded tube ring with holes, another vintage stamp … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko – Drying Stage

Last Tuesday (March 12th), I finished off the Maneki Neko teapot by thinning out the flange on the lid to get it to fit in the pot looser, adding some texture to her hat, and carving in credit to Linda … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Teapot: Detailing

I spent a good three hours adding details to the Maneki Necko, starting with filling out the chin and cheeks, and then adding the eyes. I modelled the closed eyes on actual cay eyes, rather than the cartoonish style of … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Teapot РTaking Shape 

This week, I added the all-important spout/forearm, feet, other arm and paw, and the oval coin. I detailed in some facial structure to give her a more cat-like look, and am now almost ready to dry her out for firing. … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Teapot Progress

The week’s progress was marked by several attempts at different components on the teapot. I added a tail handle (deliberately off-centre a little to make it look like a natural tail), made a bell (after 3 or 4 attempts at … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Pinch Pot Teapot

I seen a picture online of a porcelain Maneki Neko (“beckoning cat” talisman) teapot, and thought about how I could make something similar, but as a slab or pinch pot piece. I started by sketching out a very rough version … Continue reading

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