Blue Salt Glazed Teapot
Made by Peter Meanley
Salt glazed teapot with blue dot detail, square spout, circle base and removable lid.
Measurements: 23cm x 15cm x 12cm
About the maker:
Peter Meanley is one of Northern Ireland’s foremost ceramicists, having won international acclaim for his abstract spouted pouring vessels and his mastery of the salt glazing technique. Formerly Head of Ceramics at University of Ulster in Belfast, Peter has been awarded a phD for researching salt glazing in 1999 – a process which involves throwing salt into a kiln, whilst it is fired at high temperature, resulting a characteristic ‘orange-peel’ pitted surface.
Peter’s work initially consisted of strikingly engineered teapots and other functional forms. In time, his focus and never tiring curiosity for the world around him and its possibilities led him to make new forms that can ‘contain liquid’ and can be used to pour fired process yielded the compelling spouted pouring vessels and puzzle jugs which form the core of this exhibition.