Arching Branch Teapot with cup

Underglazed, Smoke-fired

The “Arching Branch” teapot is one of my first branch teapot designs. After developing my signature branch form I began to imagine ways to incorporate it into my work. The branch was ideal for the teapot handle, but I wanted the branch handle to be the focus and the vessel to disappear into the branch form. Each teapot I make has the same general form but because each piece is individually made the vessel and the branch evolve to determine the final form.