#012 Tea set - Ferns and Gold Moon

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

Regular price $295.00
Regular price $295.00

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

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

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

*This teapot is sold as a second, please read through the description below before purchasing.

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 think this teapot looks great. It is very on brand with what I make and some of my most liked work. I am really happy with the overall look of this teapot.

What I wish was different:

- There are a couple chips on this teapot. One on the lid that I fixed with gold and two part epoxy, inspired by the Japanese Kintsugi method and one very small one on the spout that was ultimately lustered over, but still slightly apparent. Please refer to pictures.

- The spout has rotated slightly in the firing. It doesn't affect the pour, it is an aesthetic issue.

- I do not like how the tea bowls came out. The glaze is thinner than on the teapot and they, therefore, do not match the teapot as well as I was hoping. This is why I decided to offer the 6 tea bowls with this set, as a little free extra. 

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.

IMPORTANT : If you need a ‘’signature required’’ package, it is important you mention it in the buyers note and/or with a message through this platform. I strongly recommend this if you live in an apartment building or anywhere that does not provide a safe spot for your packages if you aren’t home to bring it inside right away. Packages do not come with a signature required automatic setting and this may result in a small charge (or less or no shipping overages). Same with insurance. I unfortunately cannot take responsibility for losses of that sort, especially after delivery (stolen packaged or other). Thank you so much for understanding!