A beautiful handmade tea caddy barrel made from stoneware clay using slip casting and hand building techniques.
Decorated with a Mochaware motif and slip trailed spots, this tea caddy or storage jar measures approximately 22cm tall x 13cm. (pictured here with a mug for scale).
Mochaware is a technique that was commonly used in the 1800s for utilitarian earthenware. Stains are mixed with an acidic solution (in my case, tobacco tea!), and dropped onto the wet slip to create the dendritic branching patterns.
This is fully functional and safe to use with food, but please don’t put it in the dishwasher.
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