Please Note : Works from the 'Still Moments' exhibition will be shipped from the 14th December

Popalini & Jezando Moss Kyusu Teapot (26)
Popalini & Jezando Moss Kyusu Teapot (26)
Popalini & Jezando Moss Kyusu Teapot (26)
Popalini & Jezando Moss Kyusu Teapot (26)
Popalini & Jezando Moss Kyusu Teapot (26)
Popalini & Jezando Moss Kyusu Teapot (26)

Popalini & Jezando Moss Kyusu Teapot (26)

Maker: Popalini and Jezando

Regular price £135.00

Handmade in UK.

Dimensions: W 10.5 cm x H 10.5 cm

Materials: Cornish Stoneware.

Method:  Wood- fired with Soda

Care Required: hand wash only.

Capacity: 450ml

 

We recommend pairing this with the Moss Kyusu Tea Bowls (26).

 

Description:

A beautiful Kyusu teapot by Popalini & Jezando, made with Cornish stoneware and wood-fired with soda. This exquisite form is both fully functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye and to touch. The long handle is a traditional feature of Kyusu pots and is used for brewing Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese tea.  The unglazed clay inside the teapot softens the texture of the water. Unglazed clay retains the aromatic oils of the tea brewed in the pot.

The soda firing has resulted in created unique patterns and textures on the exterior of this piece. They are usually fired for about 40 hours and the soda usually hits the pots on just one side. This contrast is important to Popalini & Jezando, as it gives their work the unique qualities that it has. 

 

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.