Kara Leigh Ford Ceramics

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Duck Egg Blue Teapot

83.00
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Duck Egg Blue Teapot

83.00
sold out

Teapots are one of the most challenging items a potter can make, lots of separate elements need to come together in harmony to create a beautiful object which also has to be functional. 

I make this rustic two cup teapot by throwing speckled stoneware clay on my potter's wheel, carefully shaping the body. I then throw the spout and the lid separately. After waiting a few days for the moisture in all the parts to equalise, the spout and body are attached along with the handle. The lid is then put back on the wheel and carefully fettled to the correct size to fit. I finish the lid with my signature 'butter curl' handle.

The teapot is then left for a week to dry out completely. It is then fired in my kiln for 24 hours, after-which I glaze the teapot with a beautiful glossy duck egg glaze which lets the speckle of the clay shine through. The teapot has a second firing to a higher temperature (1200 degrees centigrade) which vitrifies the clay making it strong and durable. My potter's mark is on the handle. 

Dimensions (approx):
Height including: 12cm
Width from tip of spout to end of handle: 21cm
Volume: 500ml, 1 pint
Holds: 2 cups or 1 huge mug.

I make all of my pottery with lead free glazes.
Dishwasher safe but I recommend hand washing.
 

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Teapots are one of the most challenging items a potter can make, lots of separate elements need to come together in harmony to create a beautiful object which also has to be functional. 

I make this rustic two cup teapot by throwing speckled stoneware clay on my potter's wheel, carefully shaping the body. I then throw the spout and the lid separately. After waiting a few days for the moisture in all the parts to equalise, the spout and body are attached along with the handle. The lid is then put back on the wheel and carefully fettled to the correct size to fit. I finish the lid with my signature 'butter curl' handle.

The teapot is then left for a week to dry out completely. It is then fired in my kiln for 24 hours, after-which I glaze the teapot with a beautiful glossy duck egg glaze which lets the speckle of the clay shine through. The teapot has a second firing to a higher temperature (1200 degrees centigrade) which vitrifies the clay making it strong and durable. My potter's mark is on the handle. 

Dimensions (approx):
Height including: 12cm
Width from tip of spout to end of handle: 21cm
Volume: 500ml, 1 pint
Holds: 2 cups or 1 huge mug.

I make all of my pottery with lead free glazes.
Dishwasher safe but I recommend hand washing.