Walter Keeler (1942 – )
- HEIGHT 25 CM
- DARK GREY-GREEN SALTGLAZED STONEWARE
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The teapot is thrown in a mixture of ball clay, stoneware and sand, and the exterior sprayed with oxides. The work is fired to 1280ºC and then salted for two hours when the temperature reaches 1250ºC. This gives the characteristic salt-glaze.
One of the three major types of pottery, the others being earthenware and porcelain. A buff, gray or brown clay is mixed with other clays and ceramic materials to make a heavy, opaque, highly plastic clay body that is fired at a high temperature - above 1200ºC. It is in between earthenware and porcelain in its character. The term stoneware also refers to the clay body and objects made from it.