Viking teapot FS

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Bok
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:02 pm

Learning to let go... this time and a first I am selling one of my own pots. Some might remember the thread that I started on the old forum “100 pots, a learning path”.

This one I called little Viking as the idea from it came to me when I saw an ancient Viking cup. The shape along with the handle looked so nice, so I just added a lid and spout and the teapot was done!

Clay is from Miaoli in Taiwan. Outside glazed in Shino crackling glaze. This glaze will gather a very nice patina with prolonged use.

Walls are medium thin. I have used this kind of pots a lot in the past and they do work quite well with all sorts of Taiwanese Oolongs. They need a short seasoning time to soak in a bit of tea, but then they do not affect the brew adversely.

Volume to be confirmed, but it should be around 150ml.

I am asking 80 USD for it. Plus shipping.

More pictures will follow...
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:10 pm

Bok wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:02 pm
Learning to let go... this time and a first I am selling one of my own pots. Some might remember the thread that I started on the old forum “100 pots, a learning path”.

This one I called little Viking as the idea from it came to me when I saw an ancient Viking cup. The shape along with the handle looked so nice, so I just added a lid and spout and the teapot was done!

Clay is from Miaoli in Taiwan. Outside glazed in Shino crackling glaze. This glaze will gather a very nice patina with prolonged use.

Walls are medium thin. I have used this kind of pots a lot in the past and they do work quite well with all sorts of Taiwanese Oolongs. They need a short seasoning time to soak in a bit of tea, but then they do not affect the brew adversely.

Volume to be confirmed, but it should be around 150ml.

I am asking 80 USD for it. Plus shipping.

More pictures will follow...
Wow Bok! Beautiful pot!
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:18 pm

Yeah, a real cutie. Very nice pot. Is inside not glazed?
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Victoria wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Yeah, a real cutie. Very nice pot. Is inside not glazed?
No, with this kind of clay inside is never glazed, also the bottom outside of the pot is unglazed. I asked my teacher why once and he said it has to do with the expansion and that it would explode otherwise when fired.

Here is a link to my inspiration cup:
http://catview.historiska.se/catview/me ... hres/18277
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:27 pm

And thanks! I didn’t use it so I thought might as well give someone else the pleasure :)
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:45 pm

more details. As you can see it has a large opening which is good for loading and unloading. It is pot number 20 of the yet to be finished 100 :mrgreen:
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Update: volume is 140ml

While checking that I saw that it actually has a tiny hairline at the rim.

Reduced to 60$ plus shipping.
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