John Webb Teapot
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.