John Webb Teapot

£40.00

John Webb Teapot Lostwithiel Pottery.

Height to tp of handle 24cm.

The pots are made with Doble’s Clay from St Agnes and nearly all are wheel thrown on a Leach kickwheel. They are usually covered with a slip, designed to react well with salt and ash in the firing and giving decorative possibilities such as sgraffito.
For my slips I use various Devon ball clays and Cornish china clay but also a local ochreous clay and river silt.
Work is glazed inside, and occasionally out, with simple wood-ash,clay and feldspar glazes. I like using local, found materials for lots of reasons above all for the unique sense of place they can give. A sort of practical geology with plenty of scope for digging and rooting about.