Teapots for every kind of tea. Since I gave up using dairy products I have begun to explore the range of herbal and fruit teas one can drink without milk, which has led me also to an increased interest in teapots. Making a special little brew of my own seems to require an equally special little teapot to enhance the experience, to create a personal ritual. One or two cup pots are ideal. Looking around the gallery today I have picked out these six highly desirable small teapots, each possessing its own personality - and all 'good pourers'.
OK, I know it is a bit early but I have just finished arranging a display of Lis Toft's latest batch of ceramics and now I am thinking of the beach. Not the winter beach of storms and cool grey light but the turquoise, sparkling sea of summer and I am dreaming ahead to the grandchildren rushing across the sand to the sea.
Lis Toft works in porcelain, using sumptuous bronze and turquoise glazes to create a range of pots that reflect her island home. Rock-pools, sea-horses, swaying seaweed, are all mirrored in her pots and she continues that theme in her miniatures and her jewellery. Why wait for summer?