From earthenware to stoneware

I’ve deliberated over this decision for the last couple of months and it has really slowed down my practice and put me into a bit of a rut.  I’ve made the decision to return to a higher temperature technology for a lot of reasons but mostly for durability.

tin teapot

Tin glazed earthenware teapot.

 

There is also I feel a perception of earthenware not being ‘as functional’ as stoneware and porcelain. I am tired of fighting that fight, and I’d really like to focus on making good work and selling it rather than trying to prove that the material is sound.  Watch this space, and I’ll hopefully be posting some new stoneware pots in the next couple of weeks.