Igayaki Everyday Teapot Dobin by Azmaya
Handmade by Iga, Mie Prefecture craftsmen, the Iga ware Dobin ceramic teapot is finished with a Lime ash clear 'Sekkai' glaze or Black licorice Kuroame glaze and simple rattan handle. A beautiful and traditionally styled teapot with a refined look which works well in any contemporary setting.
Handcrafted using traditional techniques, Iga-ware uses clay and natural glazes local to the region which is extremely resistant to heat and reacts well to repeated firing. Iga clay offers an elevated level of hardness while the pebbles in the clay result in natural character and texture.
The Kuroame Licorice Black glaze is enriched with deep black hues and a glossy textured finish.
Due to its delicate structure, the Iga Dobin Teapot cannot be used on direct flame but is excellent for brewing and keeping the tea warm.
The handcrafted quality of the Iga Dobin Teapot results in unique differences in shade, gloss & size of glaze.
To best protect the Iga clay vessels and objects from stain or odour, before first use, please follow the care instructions provided.
Before using it for the first time, please follow this care instruction in order to protect the ceramic from discolouration or odour.
Place the Black Licorice glaze and unglazed vessels with the starchy rice wash water* (white cloudy water left after rinsing rice) in a pot.
Boil it under simmering heat for about 10- 15minutes and remove from heat. Leave it immersed for 20 minutes before rinsing off. A starchy protective film will be formed on the surface fine cracks, minimising stain development over use.
*You can also use any starchy solution instead of rice water.
For Lime Ash light-coloured glaze, stain patterns may appear on the surface due to tea tannin etc. It is one of the personal preference, but it isÂ preventable to a certain extent by soaking the jar in water or lukewarm starchy water before use.
Iga earth, black candy glaze, rattan
ManufactureKobo kiln (Iga city, Mie prefecture)
Dimensions: diameter 115 — height 110 mm (excluding handle)
Width 150 mm including spout
Capacity: 530 ml
Weight: 395 g
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