Teapot and Sugar Jar

Designer: Adena Griffith




  1. Using a ¼” dowel rods, roll out a slab with a rolling pin using a low fire clay body.
  2. Cut out three 4” x 14” rectangles to wrap around a squatty pint jar.
  3. Once the jars are wrapped with clay slabs, remove the jars from the middle and clean up and seam lines.
  4. Using a needle tool, mark off 4 even points on the rim of cylinder.
  5. Cut out 4 triangles of equal size to create the darts in the teapot and sugar jar. Note: The larger the triangles are, the more dramatic the dart in the cylinder will be.
  6. Score and slip the negative space where the triangles were removed, and pinch the cylinder into a square.
  7. Cut out a circle from the rolled out slab and attach to the bottom of the teapot/sugar jar.
  8. Using a toilet paper roll, wrap a slab around it to create the neck of the teapot and score and slip the neck to the body.
  9. Cut out a lid to place on top of the teapot and form a knob from a ball of clay.
  10. Create a handle from either pulling clay or using a slab, and attach to the side of the teapot.
  11. To create the spout, cut out a large triangle and wrap the edges around to create a cone. Shape the spout to the desired form and attach to the body of teapot.
  12. Allow for teapot or sugar jar to completely dry and bisque fire to cone 04.


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Using FN-KIT3 Foundations Kit 3, select various colors and, with CB-604 Soft Fan, glaze the different sections of the teapots/sugar jar. Note: Make sure at least 3 coats of Foundations are applied to achieve desired color.
  3. For the tallest teapot: FN-002 Yellow was used for the spout, handle and knob, FN-003 Orange for the trim and lid, FN-004 Red for the body, and FN-018 Bight Blue for the feet and neck.
  4. For the other teapot: FN-002 Yellow was used for the neck, FN-007 Green for the body, FN-018 Bright Blue for the trim, FN-004 Red for the lid, and FN-003 Orange for the spout, handle and knob.
  5. For the sugar jar: FN-002 Yellow was used for the trim, FN-018 Bright Blue for the body, FN-007 Green for the lid, and FN-004 Red for the knob.
  6. Once glazed, stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • Low-fire clay


  • FN-KIT3:
    Fn-001 White
    FN-002 Yellow
    FN-003 Orange
    FN-004 Red
    FN-005 Pink
    FN-017 Purple
    FN-018 Bright Blue
    FN-019 Dark Blue
    FN-007 Green
    FN-020 Medium Green
    FN-008 Brown
    FN-009 Black

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan
  • ¼” Dowel Rods
  • Ruler
  • Pint Jar Shape (covered in paper)
  • Needle Tool
  • Toilet Paper Roll Shape

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Pencil
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge