There is a lot of trial and error when designing teaware. What are the rules that must be followed?
The more experienced you become, the fewer mistakes that you make. I do remember doing a collection of geometric teapots – they are a complete nightmare because the angles are not always that graceful looking and the corners can be quite heavy and chunky.
But certainly the shape, the height and the length of the spout are very important. And other things to consider are not putting the handle too close to the body.
HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH YOUR DESIGNS?
The basis is to think about the history of tea, and also the cultural occasions when people drink it around the world.
People drink teas at all times, to calm them down, to revive them – I try to think about the environment they will be in and bring in some cultural aspect from different parts of the world: Because tea drinking is very different in lots of parts of the world.