The Black Mountain clay used for this teapot is fired to a deep, rich brown. Part of the exterior is left unglazed with light carving that enhances the natural texture of the clay. The glazed green/purple/blue, rim and handle give the piece a brightness of color, along with a contrast in texture with the natural clay.
All of my glazes are food, dishwasher and microwave safe.
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