Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Coffee Pot vs. Teapot

By Arthur of Arthur Halvorsen Ceramics

I have been doing a lot of research on the coffee pots and teapots. I remember when I was in my first throwing class in college and the assignment was teapots, my teacher said it was one of the hardest pieces to make in ceramics, because you have a lot going on.... the lid has to fit, the handle has to be comfortable, the spot has to pour well, visually everything has to work together. There's a lot to consider.

The coffee pot and the tea pot differ a little from each other in that the bodies are a little different.

Coffee Pot: Usually taller and narrower because coffee was first made popular in Turkey where the coffee is very strong and you don't need a lot to get a kick from it.

Teapot: Usually a rounder body meant to hold more, unless its a personal teapot.

The spouts for each are a little different too.

Coffee Pot: Usually very long and ornate meant to cool down the coffee as it pours through the spout.

Teapot: Usually short and stout meant to keep the tea hot as it goes to the teacup.

and lastly Handles on each differ from each other.

Coffee Pot: Usually going from the top near where the lid is down to the bottom or top of the belly of the pot and typically more of a strap handle.

Teapot: Usually rounder and where the attachment is on the pot itself begins and ends on the roundness of the pot itself.

Below are some examples of contemporary Coffee Pots and Teapots... ENJOY!

Ayumi Horie, Teapot

Christa Assad, Coffee pot and cup

Deborah Schwartzkopf, Tea set (Teapot, creamer, sugar jar, cups and serving tray)

1 comment :

  1. i thought tea sets were just for kids - but i want that one at the bottom of the post!


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