Teapot (P449)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Teapot

Made in

Abergavenny

Date

1997

Description

Earthenware teapot with an upward-pointing spout, predominantly light blue with a purple handle, with white, orange and yellow plant decoration.

Materials and techniques

Grogged red earthenware with white slip decorated with cloured slips and underglaze colours. Slabbed and coiled, pinched and tapped into shape.

Dimensions

height (Pot):  19.6cm
width (Pot):  29cm
length (Pot):  15cm
height (lid):  6.5cm
length (lid):  10.5cm
width (lid):  7cm

Object number

P449

Category

  • Teapot, Edla Griffiths, 1997, Crafts Council Collection: P449.

Maker's statement

The majority of my work is based around the functional object as I like the idea of them being equally usable and decorative. These shapes are a result of looking and feeling a variety of historical pieces from the elegance of early Wedgewood/Limoges to medieval pots. The shape of each piece is decided before I make, but I let the process of slab and coil influence the result. The decoration is mainly drawn frommy environment and experiences with different places I visit. They are extensions of my sketch books which I use to record things I see. These two pieces were the result of a hot holiday in the Bahamas where the foliage was bright and the colour clear. In a way my pieces act as a visual diary.