I made Taos 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.
I pull a handle directly from the pot and add a thumb stop. A trimmed foot elevates the teapot off the table.
The material is stoneware clay. The glaze consists of overlapping blue, green, cream, and gold glazes and is called “Taos” because it often references the natural landscape of Northern New Mexico: blue skies, green pines, puffy clouds, and sunshine!
I fire to 2200 degrees F so the teapot can tolerate some heat! And it’s dishwasher safe as well.
Use loose leaf tea if you prefer. The teapot has a strainer in the spout. A lid top knot adds personality.