Dimensions: W 8.5 cm x H 8.5 cm
Materials: Cornish Stoneware, Iron Wash.
Method: Wood- fired with Soda
Care Required: hand wash only.
We recommend pairing this with the Burnt Heather Kyusu Tea Bowls (25).
Built by artists Popalini & Jezando, this unique Kyusu teapot is made using Cornish stoneware, with an iron wash. It is wood fired with soda for around 40 hours. The soda normally hits the pots on one side, which is the desired effect for artists Popalini & Jezando who favour working with local and natural materials. This traditional Japanese teapot is used for brewing Japanese, Taiwanese or Chinese types of tea. It comes with a long, wide handle and has a tactile surface with subtle ridges around the exterior.
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.