I have been making pots now for over 12 years. I make functional work, but this is the first time I have made a teapot. Taking a teapot class at 323clay finally got me motivated! Thank you Mike. These pots just came out if their kilns today. Overall I am very happy with these as a first effort. I see lots of things I will be tweaking in future teapots though. And believe me when I say there will be future teapots.