Made by Mark Mohler. The way the fire played with this pot is really cool. Two pots fired side by side, one ended with a broken lid, the other a broken pot with the lid in tact, and yet the lid ends up fitting perfectly into this pot. Both sides of the pot and the lid, all there, have really unique character and charm from the way the fire interacted and created color and texture.
From the artist:
“This pot was fired for 36 hours in a wood fueled side-stoke tunnel kiln made by my [Mark’s] good friend and fellow artist Mark S. Johnson. All clays used are mined locally here in Georgia. The interior is unglazed which means this pot would benefit from being dedicated to one type of tea, but the clay is fired to maturity and so can be used for a variety of teas as well.
Being able to make my work with only materials dug within hours drive of my studio is really brilliant but this firing goes further. The kiln we fired in was made from individually crafted Georgia red clay bricks dug from pits mere feet from the kiln structure.”