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 Tan Wren Tea Bowls (20).
This teapot is beautifully made with Cornish stoneware and has an iron wash. The exquisite functional form has warm, rich hues and 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 also favour working with local and natural materials. This unique piece has a smooth, brass handle and a lightly textured surface, providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience of brewing Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese tea.
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.