I wanted to change the lid because the other part of it broke, and because I wanted it to look more like a pig and not a whale anymore. I smoothed out the part where the little handle broke off. Then I rolled a little ball of wet clay. When I reached the right size, I cut off a bit from the bottom to make the ball sit flat on the lid. Once the ball of clay was dry enough to attach, I slipped and scored the two areas and carefully attached the piece of clay to the lid, making sure that it was secure and wouldn't fall off. I liked the way the lid turned out because now it looks like the pig is wearing a little tiny hat.
The first thing I did to make my teapot look like a pig was create the snout. I did this by rolling out a small slab of wet clay and cutting out a long thin rectangle. I formed this rectangle into an oval shape. Next, I measured and cut out another piece from the slab to use as the front of the snout. I slipped and scored the two pieces together. I needed to cut out little ovals for the nostrils. This is where the water will come through. Once I was satisfied with the way the snout looked I connected it to the teapot. I did this by using a circle cutter slightly smaller than the diameter of the snout to cut a hole in the teapot. I made sure the snout was dry enough for me to attach it to the teapot. Once it was, I slipped and scored the two areas and attached the snout.