This rat is rather confused that someone is sleeping on his tail. Obviously it's a cosy spot to spend the afternoon and drink tea. This worn and weathered tea pot is filled with a whimsy rat design that will brighten any kitchen or table!
►Made as a decoration piece but can be used if required. Food safe glazes are used on the interior.
►Holds approx 600ml (1 pint) of water. ►Hand sculpted from stoneware ceramic this delightful teapot is hand painted and finished with glazes, oxides and acrylics. ►Wash gently with warm water. Not dishwasher safe. ►Approx 9.5 inches (240mm) tall, 7 inches (165mm) handle to spout.
Each piece is carefully sculpted and decorated making each one completely unique to you! My authenticity signature stamp is found on every sculpture.
I hand sculpt all of my pieces from ceramic stoneware clay. Either via coiling or slab building techniques. Each piece is then dried until leather hard and the clay can be worked on and details added. Further controlled drying takes place to ensure a piece doesn't crack and all the moisture has evaporated. A first 6 hour kiln firing takes place up to 1000 degrees C then cooled down so decoration such as oxides, underglazes and glazes can be added. A second firing over 8 hours is then done up to 1220 degrees C and finally once cooled I finish many of my pieces by hand painting a cold finish such as acrylics and lustre.