Materials: Cornish Stoneware, Iron Wash, Weathered Iron Handle.
Method: Wood- fired with Soda
Care Required: hand wash only, Iron handle needs to be dried directly after washing and occasionally rubbing with olive oil.
Please Note: As all pieces are hand made, exact form and finish may vary.
We recommend pairing this with the Dark River Tea Bowls (21).
This medium sized, lightweight teapot is made by artists Popalini & Jezando, with Cornish stoneware and an iron wash. The glaze inside is made from wood-ash Celadon, which comes from the artist’s hearth in Devon. The work has beautifully dark and rich hues with subtle tactile features on the exterior. The weathered iron handle is perfectly angled, creating a comfortable brewing experience. This teapot is flexible and can be used for brewing all types of teas.
About the Artist:
Working together under the name Popalini & Jezando, Pop Wilkinson and Jez Anderson make collaboratively designed pots, with a particular focus on teaware. They take influence from the traditional pottery of North Devon, which is where they are both from, and also from the subtle understated forms they admired whilst researching wood-firing in Japan.
The often angular forms of their pots are contrasted with soft tactile elements that together celebrate the materiality of clay while at the same time pairing technical complexity with visual simplicity and function. Within their process Popalini & Jezando exploit elemental methods such as wood-firing and the use of ash glazes and wild clays to imbue their contemporary forms with an ancient, earthy quality.