Yellow Salt Teapot

$140.00

(Includes USPS shipping within the 48 contiguous United States.)

1 in stock

SKU: YSTeapot Categories: ,

Description

I made Yellow Salt Teapot on the potter’s wheel in three separate elements:  Body, seated lid with drop down, and spout.  Then I trim the body with a foot to separate the heat from table surfaces and I trim the lid.  I make the finial for the lid with a strip of clay that I roll and then twist.  And now it’s time for the spout.  The body of the pot is pierced to create somewhat of a screen for loose leaf teas and then the spout is cut and fitted and fussed with, trimming the end to make a smooth pour all the way.  Lastly, a handle is pulled directly from the body of the teapot.  This is a complex form and the parts need to make a well-balanced and visually appealing whole.

After the Yellow Salt Teapot is dry and bisque fired, it’s ready for glazing.  I dipped into a bucket of Yellow Salt glaze that I make.  This glaze can go to cream or white, but ideally, the yellow is what you’re going for and this time we got it! There are also traces of wood ash and salt mixing in the glaze as crystalline green.

Wood fired with salt to 2400 degrees.  4.5 cup capacity.

Makes a distinctively unique wedding, anniversary, housewarming, holiday, or birthday gift!

See also Shino Teapot