Here is the first teapot I made, apparently 10 months after I started learning pottery. This is going WAY back- the date scratched on the bottom of this teapot is 10/28/81.
The walls are actually quite uniform, but sort of thick; even though it's a large teapot, over 4 lbs. empty is kind of hefty!
Yes, that's a brass knob on the lid, all I had to do was leave a hole.
These were school glazes, cone 10 reduction.
I still tend to make teapots bigger than people seem to want, but they ARE lighter now!