Boarding and Day · Co-ed College Prep · Grades 6–12 & Postgraduate · Hebron, Maine

Impressive teapots cause a stir!

Impressive teapots cause a stir!

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at a potter's wheel then, looking at the results of this class, Mr Miller's 'Intro to Ceramics' would be a great place to start!

The students in Mr. Miller's class made teapots as their final project of the 2nd trimester. While the students were unable to finish their pieces on their own, they each gave Mr. Miller precise glazing instructions so that he could complete their pieces for them.  

Teapots are a great example of how a vessel's creative form still needs to serve its purpose or function. The lid, spout, handle, and body are all hand-built separately and then constructed together so that everything fits perfectly and the piece is well balanced.

While the first clay teapots came into production during the Ming Dynasty around 1500AD, they continue to represent a strong measure of craftsmanship and technical proficiency.

Scroll down and take a look at the amazing creations of our talented students - the results speak for themselves and highlight the remarkable skills that have been developed in the Intro to Ceramics class!

 

Ellena Frumiento, '20

 

Stina Gunnarsson '21

 

Sirus Minovi '21

 

Pauline Han '20