Porcelain Pottery Teapot with Lotus Flowers and Blue Strap Handle

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I made this teapot out of a white porcelain clay body. I threw it on the potter's wheel, trimmed the bottom with a foot ring so the bottom is glazed as well. The handle and spout have been pulled and attached to the pot when the clay is still wet. This is known as a strap handle teapot. The exterior decoration is a transfer technique which is a silkscreening technique of a white lotus flowers on a black field. The patterns are sealed permanently into the clay by the glazing process. A clear glaze is over the exterior of the piece where the transfer is. The knob, liner glaze, spout and strap handle are an uneven blue-grey. There is a definite distressed look to the surface of this pot, but there is nothing distressed about it, just process. It holds approximately 48oz.  9" tall x 10"long x7"wide. It pours well but ends on a slight drip. Lid fits well, but the line of the glaze is uneven where the lid sits (see the detail photo). If this sort of thing bugs you, don't buy it.  Signed "Sullivan, Canada" on the bottom. Cups sold separately.

As with all porcelain pottery avoid dramatic temperature changes; no oven, do not freeze. It's recommended to warm your teapot before every use with hot tap water, this will help prevent thermal shock to the porcelain as well as keep your tea warmer longer. Dishwasher, microwave safe. Please appreciate the slight imperfections that make hand made pottery so great.