Porcelain Pottery Teapot with Black Poppies
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. A thumb rest has been added to the handle for ease of posing The exterior decoration is a transfer technique which is a silkscreening technique of a black poppies. The patterns are sealed permanently into the clay by the glazing process. A clear glaze is over the entire piece leaving the creamy whiteness of the clay to shine through. . It holds approximately 50 oz. 6.5" tall x 11"long x6.5" deep. It pours well, there is a slight drip at the end of the pour. Signed "Sullivan, Canada" on the bottom. Mugs 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.