Wheel-thrown stoneware teapot with hand-hammered brass handle. Thrown with a groggy red clay body, and coated with a cream-rust glaze liberally for a rustic and uneven finish.
The inside of the spout has a dome shaped tea strainer, which is a key components in eastern teapots. The drainage dome, compared to drain holes drilled straight onto the wall of a teapot, allows more water to pass through the strainer while blocking off tea leafs. This makes the pouring experience better by minimize the situation where large loose leaf block the entirety of drainage surface. Click to see how it's made here: