I made Black Tie Teapot by throwing the individual elements on a potter’s wheel and then assembling those elements: Body, spout, and lid. All three must work together in order to have a well-balanced and pleasing teapot. Black Tie Teapot takes its name from the black matte glaze with cream accents. Okay, so it’s not black black, it’s more of a charcoal black, but you get the idea. It’s a tailored, sophisticated teapot.
I pulled the handle directly from the pot. Added a thumb stop for comfort. And the top knot lid handle adds personality. A trimmed foot elevates the teapot off the table.
The material is stoneware clay. The black matte glaze has some texture. Cream color on the rim, spout tip, and finial adds a touch panache.
I fire to 2200 degrees F in an electric kiln so the teapot can bear some heat! And it’s dishwasher safe as well.
Use loose leaf tea if you prefer. The teapot has a strainer in the spout. Use daily and display when not needed.
The quintessential teapot. A quick and smoothe pouring spout. Each part well-balanced and beautifully functional. The form and surface well-integrated and aesthetically satisfying. The handle comfortable.
Holds 5 cups.
Compared to Shino Swirl Teapot