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#010 Tea set - Foliage and Brass Knob
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This is a steeping tea set, it is not meant for direct heat source of open flame.
9.5" tall (including handle) and 7" wide (including spout)
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 the fit of the brass handle on the lid. It is fixed with stainless steel hardware that will resist rust and has a rubber washer on the outside between the lid and the knob for a tight seal.
- I adore how the glaze turned out. The hints of bright, almost sparkly, blue glaze over the earthy olive green is what some of my glaze dreams have been made of.
-As far as tea bowl to teapot proportions and style fit, I think this is the best set.
What I wish was different:
-It pours best when it isn't filled higher than the holes on the inside. Meaning I've learned things from this teapot and I wouldn't recreate on a new design. But it is functional. It does have a slight dribble while pouring, you can see it in action on my instagram page if you need to.
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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