Well, I have a few of them, but typically I use the same two over and over again. So I rarely sketch them. This week I thought I’d start drinking from the teapots that I don’t use regularly… and that means sketching them, and that leads to a new project!
The first two are a T2 teapot which is part of a tea for one set (Mahabharata Blue) and the other is a cute little travel Chinese teapot which is perfect for multiple infusions of oolong tea. I’m currently drinking Premium Milky Oolong from it.
You might be wondering, what are the two teapots that I use all the time. One of them is my Beehouse pot by Zero covered by a hand-knitted tea cosy. In fact, I own two of these pots – one lived at the office in the old days when I worked as an architect.
I last sketched this pot in January 2020 so I’ll include this sketch again here. The other is a double-wall stainless steel pot that I bought at some stage during the past 18 months. I can’t find a sketch of it, but surely I have one! Both of these posts will be sketched again as part of this project.
I think that I have around 15 teapots. Many of these are gifts and some I think are in storage – so I might have to track them down. It is really curious that I so rarely sketch teapots because in many ways they are more interesting in terms of shape than teacups. But I suppose it’s because on an everyday basis I use the same ones so I don’t notice them as well. The reason for sticking to the same pot is that it’s hard to find a teapot that pours well! So part of this project will be to work out how to pour from each pot to eliminate any drips.
I might also use this project to work through some different tea varieties as well! So today’s teapot sketch is a blue and white Chinese pot that I used for some White Ginger tea. Good for the immune system, hey?
Okay, the teapot project is well and truly underway now. Stay tuned for more random tea trivia! 🙂