18th Century Ceramics

Michelle Erickson recreates an agate teapot using centuries old methods

I love seeing videos of people who work at museums because they do the most obscure and specific and obsessive things. Like in this video, about Michelle Erickson making a teapot (the historically accurate way). Watch when she folds in all the different colors of clay to create that agate pattern. It’s one of the most innately satisfying things you can experience in your life (along with skillful use of a pottery wheel). Honestly though, the whole thing is great insight into centuries old practices in ceramics, and presented so clearly and concisely you’re going to feel like you can try it out tomorrow.