Shudei clay becomes black in the reduction kiln. This lovely teapot is a joy to use.
Masterful craftsmanship and attention to detail in this handmade kyusu.
The black color of the shudei clay comes from firing the red clay in a reduction kiln.
This lovely teapot has many features that make it great for preparing tea: a flanged spout for guard against spout backdripping, fine sesame clay filter, a cut-out in the lid lip to aid in removing leaves, and a handle that is very comfortable to hold.
This teapot was made in Aichi, Japan by the potter Hokuryu and has a volume of 280ml (9.5oz).