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