#009 Tea set - Black and Gold

This is a steeping tea set, it is not meant for direct heat source or...

Regular price $375.00
Regular price $375.00

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This is a steeping tea set, it is not meant for direct heat source or open flame.

Please note that I will refund shipping overages if case may be.

Specifications: 5.5" tall and 8" wide (including spout and handle)

PHEW! Tea sets. After many important life changes, living alone and supporting myself fully with my art for a while, I realized that the pressure that comes with it had affected my relationship with clay. In an effort to not only challenge myself, but also get out of my comfort zone and reignite the spark between ceramics and I, I allowed myself to take a handful of weeks to work on something I hadn’t yet put a lot of energy towards : tea pots.

I’m really happy to say that this learning experience (I had only made three teapots prior to these. If you’ve followed me for a while you may remember them) has helped me in the exact ways I was hoping it would. Not only I was challenged, but I learned, cried, stressed and felt so much pride in what came out of this experience.

I made five different tea sets (teapot and small tea bowls). There were all thrown on the potter’s wheel, trimmed, carved and glazed by me. They are made with stoneware clay and, as always, high fired at cone 10. Here is more information about this one:

What I love about it:

-I absolutely love how this teapot looks. I'm very happy with how the carvings turned out and how the gold and black look together. 

-It pours nice!

-Overall, very happy with this set 

What I wish was different:

-One of the tea bowls is the wrong shape and one of them has an "s" crack at the bottom. It doesn't affect function, but it is quite pronounced. Please refer to pictures

-Little bits of black glaze got onto the gallery part of the teapot, where the lid sits. It is only an aesthetic issue.

-The lid catcher definitely helps the lid stay in place while pouring, but I couldn't comfortably say that it is 100% fall proof. I would suggest you still hold the lid in place while serving tea. 

It’s important to note that lusters DO NOT go in the microwave or the dish washer. They are higher maintenance pieces and need gentle care. They are priced according to the fact that the luster itself is expensive and requires a third firing.

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