Porcelain Pottery Teapot with Green Dragonflies and Ferns
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. There is a thumb rest on the handle for ease of pouring. The exterior decoration is a transfer technique which is a silkscreening technique of a green dragonflies and ferns. The patterns are sealed permanently into the clay by the glazing process. A clear glaze is over the entire piece. it holds approximately 48 oz. 7" tall x 1"long . It pours well with one final drip at the end. A little loose on the lid fit, but still functional. I am getting fussier. Signed "Sullivan, Canada" on the bottom.
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.