Durable pottery teapot, made of fine stoneware.
Wheel thrown ceramic tea pot with hand painted decoration.
Christmas gift, Wedding gift, Birthday gift, Anniversary gift, Housewarming gift
Capacity - 600 ml / 20 oz.
The teapot is 6 in/16 cm in diameter (without the spout). The spout adds another inch or so, and makes it 7,7 in/20 cm wide from the tip of the spout to the opposite end of the teapot.
The height is 6.5 in/17 cm from the bottom to the top end of the handle. The height from the bottom to the top of the lid is 5 in/13.5 cm.
The teapot is food safe and microwave safe.
!!! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!! This teapot cannot be used over direct heat from a stovetop range.
Very few ceramic items are safe for stovetop heating. When heated, ceramic ware starts to expand (although not visible with naked eye). When we heat them from the bottom, they will expand unevenly, because their upper part, which will be relatively cold, will not expand that much. This will cause the crystal structure of the ware to rupture and the pot to break.
Ceramic items are heat resistent only if we heat them slowly and evenly, for example a casserole in an oven.
This teapot can be used for steaming tea by putting the tea leaves or teabags inside and adding hot water, or just by pouring our previously prepared tea in it in order to serve it to our guests or family. It can also be a beautiful decorative item for our kitchen and living room or even for our garden.
Stoneware is a nonporous, nontranslucent pottery, that is fired at a high temperature. It is hard enough to resist scratching, but differs from porcelain, because it is more opaque.
In DankoHandmade we fire stoneware pottery twice to produce a better quality glaze finish. Bisque firing is around 900 °C, and glost firing (the firing used to form the glaze over the ware) - 1180–1280 °C. Water absorption of stoneware products is less than 1 percent, which makes them safe to use in a dishwasher even with intensive programmes.
(Explore our shop for other stages of ceramics making)
Wedging is the process of mixing the clay by hand by rotating and pressing a clay ball on a table. The purpose is to thoroughly homogenize the clay and to remove all air bubbles. This is particularly important, as the presence of air bubbles in the clay will result in explosions in the kiln as the air pockets expand and burst. The pot is ruined, as is any other pot near it in the kiln. One knows if there is air in their clay if they see holes, like in Swiss cheese, when they slice through the clay with a wire.
1-2 business days
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10 HRISTO BOTEV STR.
Jan 30, 2019
This is one of the most unique tea-pots I have seen in a long while. The painting of the boats was stunning. The pot arrived in the most wonderful packaging. It also arrived very quickly. This was a Christmas present which then had to be onward shipped. I just took the tea-pot out - saved all the packaging - wrapped in Christmas paper, added a tag and posted again in the same package. It was super easy. You will not be disappointed with the quality of the tea-pot. A perfect combination of a practical item, which is beautiful to have on show when not being used. Extremely pleased.
Jan 14, 2019
The nautical-themed tea pot I purchased is lovely and very unique. It is small and understated. I just love to look at it. Shipping was prompt, seller communication was good, and the package was very well wrapped to avoid breakage. Very satisfied! Thanks!