Making a Thrown and Handbuilt Tea Infuser Set

In this video, Gwendolyn Yoppolo demonstrates how to create a wheel-thrown and handbuilt tea infuser set. Gwendolyn shows how you can use the wheel to generate basic forms, and then transform them into unique, eye-catching functional objects.

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 14 minutes

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Chapter 1 – Making the Three Parts
Chapter 2 – Assembly

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Gwendolyn Yoppolo

About the Artist

Gwendolyn Yoppolo creates sensuous kitchen and tableware that uses the physical experience of hunger and satiation to allude to larger issues of human desire and relationship. A professional potter for more than 20 years, Gwendolyn earned a BA in sociology from Haverford College, an MA in education from Columbia University, and her MFA in ceramics from Penn State University. A passionate educator and thinker, as well as a maker, her writing can be found in Studio Potter and Pottery Making Illustrated magazines, and the book Passion and Pedagogy: Relation, Creation, and Transformation in Teaching. Currently Gwendolyn is an assistant professor of ceramics at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. To learn more about Gwendolyn, please visit


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