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  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pharis, Mark (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with buff grainy clay

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G.L.Bryan via British American Art Association

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 2, shelf 1 []

This teapot, with its unusual but functional shape is demonstrative of Mark Pharis' desire to explore the boundaries between the practical and the aesthetic. The teapot, as an object type, has been a particular source of inspiration to many contemporary potters keen to explore a familiar form that has great social and cultural resonance.

Physical description

Teapot, soft-slab built, salt-glazed stoneware, the exterior with white slip and the interior with a liquid glaze

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1985 (made)


Pharis, Mark (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with buff grainy clay

Marks and inscriptions

Impressed to side


Height: 35.5 cm, Depth: 35.5 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot, stoneware with buff grainy clay, by Mark Pharis, United States, 1985




Ceramics; Stoneware; Studio Pottery; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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