This is a prototype teapot I made for my model making class.
Processes involved: foam rendering, vacuum forming, insta-cast, patching, wet sanding, HVLP catalyst priming, HVLP painting and clear-coating, buffing. I used 550 cord for the grip.
The idea is that the rear black area would be a swivel door, allowing you to pour water in and out from this same location. Although the neck is the same color as the body, it would be a non heat conducting material so the grip area would be cool.