I made Shino Swirl 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. Shino Swirl Teapot takes its name from the swirls I added to the body of the teapot when the clay was still pliable.
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 shino glaze is a rich, slightly modulated, caramel color with natural ash and salt glazes.
I fire to 2400 degrees F in a wood 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. 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. Every once in a while, I make a teapot that sings. And this teapot sings!
Holds 4 cups.
Compared to Celedon Teapot
Find me at the Contemporary Clay Fair at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club on Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe, April 25-26, 2020.