Paddled 'jasmine' teapot - 'Dry' woods with traces of copper red
This is a small one or two person tea pot made for jasmine or herb teas. The texture on the outside of the pot is made with a carved paddle (a wooden bat with lines carved into it). When the pot is in the early stages of being thrown on the wheel you give it a series of hefty 'thwacks' before regaining the pots composure and bellying out the form.
The copper red traces in this pot are a mystery and may have jumped from another pot in the firing as there was no copper in the glaze mixture...! I this the highlight makes this pot by really exaggerating the textured lines.
Fired to 1300C in a gas reduction kiln this pot is approximately H - 7cm, D - 13cm