Teapot - W140(240 mm incl. handle) x L160 x H115 mm
Approx. 250 mL
Teacups - W75 x L75 x H50 mm
Approx. 60 mL
Pot - W85 x L80 x H70 mm
Approx. 70 mL
Kurinuki Ripple Kyusu Teapot Set in Blue Ombre
Kurinuki Kyusu Teapot Set - Blue Ombre
Perfect for those wanting to slow down and add some traditional tea rituals to their day. Take time to put the kettle on, sprinkle in your favourite tea and let it steep, and sip your hot cup of tea with a good book or natter with a pal.
Ripple carvings of this kyusu (side handle teapot) are evocative of a flowing river highlighted by the ombre blue glaze. Hand-carved from stoneware clay with speckles breaking through the glaze like pebbles in a stream.
The teapot is finished with an oiled and waxed foraged wooden branch handle secured to the teapot and decorated with woven jute twine. Two small yunomi teacups and a sugar/tea jar are also included in this set.
My teapots are carved from a single block of clay, so, unlike slip-cast or wheel-thrown teapots, they're partial to some dripping when you pour your tea out. I think this adds to the fun of the tea ceremony and gives your teapot a bit of personality! I have included a video of how the teapot pours.
Kurinuki is the traditional Japanese method of slowly hollowing out clay to reveal its form. Hand-carving pottery in this way produces truly unique one-of-a-kind pots.
Handwashing is recommended to ensure the longevity of your pottery.