Materials: Cornish Stoneware, Iron Wash, Brass Handle
Method: Wood- fired with Soda
Care Required: hand wash only, unsealed brass handle will develop a soft patina over time.
We recommend pairing this with the Phosphorescence Tea Bowls (23).
This exquisite teapot is hand-built by Popalini & Jezando, made using Cornish stoneware, with an iron wash and a tall brass handle. This form has a slight indentation close to the base, making it a completely unique piece. It has a glazed interior, with a wood ash Celadon, meaning that it is made with ashes from our earth. With an angled brass handle sitting at the top, and a small spout, this teapot will sit neatly in the home. The exquisite functional form is wood fired with soda for roughly 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.
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.