These are truly exceptional pieces of pottery. So much like, and so much unlike your usual teapots. Even being a layman when it comes to pottery I can appreciate how you used clay and lacquers to depict different materials. If we accept the premise of German aesthetic theory (which I am a great fan of), "art is an artful representation of an object; the object itself is not relevant." I find it very true of a photo, where such an everyday item was transformed into a captivating artifact. I cannot even imagine the feeling one would have while pouring tea from one of those!!!