This pot is a collaboration between myself and my friend Rose Hardesty, read more about our process beneath the description of this piece!
*We are selling this piece as a second because it has some design flaws that make it function less than perfectly, but the surface turned out so gorgeously that we know someone out there will still want to have this in their collection! The final form of this teapot shape still needs to be adjusted, so this "prototype" piece can only be filled up a little over halfway with water in order to pour without slopping out the top. Still holds enough liquid for a good sized cup of tea.*
This teapot was thrown by Christina, the shape inspired by a favorite camping kettle. Rose then added the ladies transfer, and after bisque firing, Christina added her wax poppy designs. The pot was fired in a wood burning kiln for 18 hours, with salt introduced to glaze the exterior with a satiny finish. After firing Rose added colorful flower and butterfly decals to create a rich collages surface and fired the piece again. All pots are made from high temperature stoneware clay and are dishwasher and microwave safe (though we recommend hand washing for pieces with delicate features). Treat them well and they will last for generations of use!
Our process: Rose and I have been firing wood kilns together for the past two years and it has been such a great partnership! We’re good at problem solving together, each of us have complementary strengths we bring to the table, and we are both committed to making extremely tasty food at our firings :) Once, during a firing of a large two chamber kiln together, we made pots while waiting the few days it takes to cool before unloading. We combined our building and decorating techniques together to stretch our brains and have fun and loved the results! Since then, we take breaks from time to time from making our own work to have a jam session in the studio together and make more of these pots. Thanks for checking out our collaborations!
4"h x 5.5" x 6.5" (7" tall with handle upright)