Purple Rain Teapot


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I made Purple Rain 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.  Purple Rain Teapot takes its name from the sheeting effect of 3 glazes – green over red gold over purple matte.   Purplish blue streaks running through the green.

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 which becomes a strong and tight ceramic when fired to 2200 degrees.  The shape of Purple Rain Teapot resembles a chocolate pot or perhaps a coffee server, but it’s modest enough to steep and pour your tea.  The spout is fluid and clean but it’s not a fast pour.

Use daily and display when not needed.

The quintessential teapot.  Each part well-balanced and beautifully functional. The form and surface well-integrated and aesthetically satisfying.  The handle comfortable.  The spout clean and smooth – no dripping.  This teapot sings!

Holds 4 cups.

Makes a lovely wedding, holiday, birthday, or retirement gift.

See also Black Tie Teapot