£59.00 – £75.00
A teapot to treasure, beautifully proportioned and elaborate.
This is the current version of the A & J Young teapot, which has been gradually evolving over the last forty years. It is very labour intensive to make, with five constituent parts which I endeavour to bring together in pleasing and practical proportions. Because we cannot obtain the shape of spout we want by throwing, we have made press moulds for the spouts. I try to make it comfortable to hold, attractive to look at, and leave me wanting to drink the tea that is poured out of it.
As with our other pots, the different glazes available give the same teapots quite different characters.
1 litre capacity | 17.5cm high
800ml capacity | 16.5cm high
It must be emphasised that A & J Young is a very small enterprise. The hand making process means that every pot will have its own idiosyncrasies. Small impurities in the clay, variations in the glaze colour and some crazing in the glaze are all part of the character of an individual pot and will not affect their function.
Please note that small variations may be noted between the photographs on our website and the pots you receive.
An almost clear glaze with some tin added to make the glaze slightly opaque. The painted colours show up very brightly on this glaze.
A fresh blue which can vary a little in different parts of the kiln. Stamps impressed into the clay show particularly well through this glaze and details are picked out in darker blue.
A classic bottle green which has a pretty brown fleck in it. Decorations are highlighted in cobalt blue.
This colour is made by applying one glaze over another making it thick and rich. Blue, green and often dark red are used to pick out details.
Large size: Postage band B
Small size: Postage band B