Salt Glaze Teapot by Terry Plasket. This pottery teapot was handcrafted at WheatonArts by Resident Master Potter, Terry Plasket. It can be used for hot or cold liquids and can be put in the microwave and dishwasher. To insure the best interest of your teapot we encourage filling it with hot tap water while you boil water in your tea kettle. This will help prevent any thermal shock to the clay and insure a lifetime of use. This is not necessary if you use your teapot in a microwave. Signed by artist. Artist Card and Gift Box Included. 6.5″ h x 7.5″ wide x 4.5″ deep.
Terry Plasket-Plasket Stoneware
WheatonArts Resident Artist Since 1979
This work is handmade on a potter's wheel using high fired stoneware clay. It is lead free and food safe. It is also safe for use in a microwave oven and dishwasher. Vases are completely waterproof and may be used for fresh cut flowers.
“Most of these pieces are the result of a line of work I am doing which is influenced by the Art Pottery made between 1910 and 1930, most notably Fulper Pottery. The forms are simple yet quiet with a tendency to complement the style of Stickely Furniture. The glazes are usually soft yet have depth using subtle colors in the glazes using mixtures of various metal oxides. As in the glazes of the Art Pottery Period, I use both matte and gloss glazes depending on the feel I want each pot to have and it's function. Overlapping glazes will produce new colors and visual texture often with only slightly predictable results. Fluid glazes applied over stiffer ones cause the dripping effect, but the patterns formed are random. Each firing is different so the glazes never come out of the kilns the same, making each pot truly one-of-a-kind.”