Taos Teapot

$105.00

(Includes USPS shipping within 48 contiguous US.)

1 in stock

SKU: TEA-TAOS Categories: ,

Description

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, which becomes a strong, tight ceramic when fired to 2200 degrees.  I start the “Taos” glaze process by dipping 3/4 or so of the teapot into a floating blue glaze that I make.  Next I dip the bottom 1/4 in a copper green glaze that I also make.  Next, cream glaze is splashed, trailed, and sometimes poured in small amounts from the place where the blue and green overlap.  For the final touches, I daub, trail, and lightly pour a red gold glaze selectively over the upper portion of the pot.  The red gold is a runny glaze and can end up running off the pot onto the shelves if applied to heavily.  I call this 4-part glaze process “Taos” because the result often reminds me of 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.  Spout pours fast and clean.

5-Cup capacity

See also Purple Rain Teapot