"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
Today I took a photo just a block from my house, of this - what? exhaust duct? Vent of some kind? I've lived here for seven years, and I have never noticed this thing before, although it's not small - it's maybe ten feet high. It is at the back of a building, but still perfectly visible from the road.
This shape would make a great teapot body. I could interpret it somewhat literally, out of slabs, preserving the industrial character of it; or less literally, as a thrown piece, and focus on preserving the proportions.
Inspiration comes from seeing what is really there.