Ceramic Teapot | Low Tide Barnacle Tea PotRegular price $150.00
Handcrafted "Low Tide Barnacle Teapot" from Meghan Bergman Ceramics. Hand thrown, with white stoneware, and fired in an electric kiln.
When the weather is dreary, 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. The teapot was thrown on the pottery wheel and altered. Similar to my barnacle cups, the piece is faced with shells, texture, and attached with a large barnacle handle, then for the final glaze firing is stilted and side fired to let the glazes and gravity work its magic.
Teapots have a special place in many cultures from English afternoon tea to Japanese Tea ceremonies. Ready to brew your favorite green, rooibos, black, herbal, or any tea, this barnacle teapot is beautiful and functional.
APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 8"L x 10.5"W x 5.5"H
Whether you are a tea or coffee lover, shopping for yourself, or looking for a unique gift, all ceramic drinkware featured is made for everyday use with food safe glazes.
Please note: Handwashing is recommended due to the delicate shells, barnacles.
📖 THE PROCESS:
Each barnacle teapot has a story to hold as art in your hand. Organic objects and underwater life inspire me. I enjoy bringing the extreme texture and movement found underneath the sea to the surface of my ceramic artwork. Each treasure looks as if it has been taken from the sea.
This handmade pottery starts as a single ball of clay, and the teapot form is thrown on the pottery wheel, including a spout. Next, each barnacle is meticulously handmade and attached to the piece, inspired by underwater life and is ready to #admire from every angle. Finishing touches are added with shells attached to the face of the piece. Gentle curves around each barnacle also serve as a function to catch the drippy glazes. After drying, the piece is carefully loaded into the kiln and is bisque fired, then underglaze is added to the piece for the second glaze firing to transform this teapot into a final work of art.