Made by Mark Mohler. This pot is thin, but the gray hide looks thick and tough. The red hue shines faintly in the light adding depth and subtlety to and beautifully crafted design.
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.”