Handcrafted "Low Tide Barnacle Teapot" from Meghan Bergman Ceramics. Wheel thrown and altered with white stoneware, and fired in an electric kiln.
Nothing warms the soul quite like a hot cup of tea. As another nod to Japanese style pottery, I love designing and making these "yokode kyusu" style side handled teapots.
I find inspiration from organic objects and underwater life in nature as well as Japanese culture, especially the idea that things should be wabi-sabi or 'perfectly imperfect'.
APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 8"L x 10.5"W x 5.5"H
✔️ Bring the beauty of the sea to your home ✔️ Ready to steep your favorite green, rooibos, black, or herbal teas ✔️ Comfortable handle, meticulously handcrafted for everyday use ✔️ Handmade with stoneware, lead free glazes ✔️ Recommend hand-wash due to delicate shells, barnacles ✔️ Carefully packaged for delivery; tracking information with every order
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Can I put ceramic ware into the dishwasher or microwave?
Yes! All of my functional pottery is made with food safe, lead-free glazes and are safe to use in the microwave, or dishwasher. I do recommend hand washing barnacle cups/mugs because of they are more delicate. Our family has been using some of my own personal collection of handcrafted mugs for over 10 years!
When will my order ship?
Orders received by 10pm EST are typically sent out the next business day for pickup by the shipping carrier. The time I need to prepare an order for shipping is 1-2 business days.
Gift wrapping and packaging
When you order handcrafted ceramics, I want you or your loved ones to be excited to open a one-of-a-kind treasure. I personally wrap every piece of pottery, and include tissue paper, a handwritten thank you, and well wishes.
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♻️ In an effort to be more sustainable, I use a honeycomb paper wrap which is a sustainable, biodegradable, and recyclable solution to traditional bubble wrap. (As a ceramics artist bubble wrap is somewhat unavoidable for my most delicate pieces, but I will also try and reuse lightly used packing materials wherever possible).
Do you deliver locally?
Yes! For those in a 15 mile radius of Kennett Square, PA enjoy local delivery from my studio to your door! Select local delivery during checkout.
How can I use your barnacle cups?
Customers have tagged @mvbceramics on Instagram to share their pictures / shout-outs of pottery in use!
My handmade pottery, including Barnacle Cups, are both beautiful & functional. I think about the form from every angle, placing barnacles and shells in strategic places, so the cup is comfortable to hold and admire.
#Sip: Find joy in using your barnacle cups to sip morning coffee, afternoon tea, or for cocktails during Happy Hour.
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My work has shown in juried exhibitions around the country. Check out the "Galleries & Exhibitions" page with more details on recent shows. I will occasionally also participate in local / regional art festivals.
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With ceramics, each handcrafted piece is created, bisque fired, then fired again for a final glaze firing. This can take up to 4-6 weeks.
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Do you ship internationally?
Yes! I enjoy sharing my artwork with customers both near and far!
Shipping rates and options are calculated at checkout provided by UPS / USPS International. I will be sure to complete the required 'Commercial Invoice' or other paperwork required by the shipping provider, and ship your package out as soon as possible, but there may be delays beyond my control.
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