A Cauldon Ceramics Brown Betty teapot at the casting stage
Brown Betty Teapot- A valuable part of British History
Nobody is certain, how the Brown Betty got its name. There are different stories yet nobody knows without a doubt. Unquestionably the "Brown color" in Brown Betty alludes to the shading made by the Special Rockingham glaze.
The Euturia terracotta red clay of Staffordshire was found to be ideal for teapots in 1695. It is this clay which makes Brown Betty Teapots unique. This red clay is especially known for its heat containing property, which keeps the tea warmer for a long time. These early teapots were originally made tall and thin, but early in the 19th century, they took the familiar rounded shape which we see today. Queen Victoria loved to make tea in the Brown Betty Teapot, which is one reason the Brown Betty became so famous in the Victorian age.
An early Brown Betty Teapot from the 17th Century.
Limited Edition Ian McIntyre Brown Betty Teapot by Cauldon Ceramics-
Ian McIntyre has designed a new and unique Brown Betty Teapot which keeps its authenticity with a modern twist. He re-engineered the Brown Betty Teapot using 21st-century techniques whilst keeping the teapots original features.
He has coined the phrase “archetypal teapot” when referring to the Brown Betty -
Ian McIntyre collaborating with Cauldon Ceramics
Ian McIntyre with CAULDON CERAMICS has collaborated to produce this new re-engineered design of original Brown Betty, which includes the features such as the inverted lid for stacking, downturned non-drip spout, an infuser for loose tea leaves, and Rockingham brown glaze. It’s made from the same Etruria Marl (Red Clay), which was used to create Betty Teapots in centuries ago. Its brown color is also able to hide stains and make the teapot looks beautiful for years. Ian’s teapot was exhibited at the British Ceramics Bicentennial Festival in Stoke on Trent.
You can find the product at this link - https://bit.ly/2LEqjrv
Ian McIntyre Teapot - Limited edition teapot by Cauldon Ceramics
Ian McIntyre – The producer of the re-engineered Brown Betty Teapot
Ian McIntyre - Designer of Ian McIntyre Teapot
Ian McIntyre was a student of 3D Design at Manchester School of Art. He is also undertaking a Collaborative Doctoral Award with the School of Art, York Art Gallery, and the British Ceramics Society.
Know more about Ian McIntyre - http://ianmcintyre.co.uk
What Craft Magazine says about Ian McIntyre-
“Design should celebrate and refine everyday”.
Cover photo of Craft Magazine
Ian McIntyre’s special teapot has taken place on the cover of the Crafts magazine and was featured in the Sunday Times Newspaper.
The famous magazine “Crafts” has also praised the new and improved design of Ian’s Brown Betty Teapot. The writer has glorified this piece of art-work and mentioned all the benefits of this teapot as well including how affordable it is for everyone.
About Cauldon Ceramics -
Cauldon Ceramics is one of the biggest and oldest manufacturers and wholesaler of authentic Brown Betty Teapots. The company is situated in Stroke-on-Trent, which is also known for the home of pottery & ceramics world, and they still use the special red clay of Staffordshire to make their Brown Betty Teapots. Cauldon Ceramics still make teapots which are affordable for everyday use by ordinary people. They have a special collection for the festive season also. Check out their website to learn more - http://cauldonceramics.com
London Design Exhibition
Ian McIntyre’s special teapot has been nominated for an award at the London Design Exhibition which takes place in September 2018. Cauldon Ceramics will be partnering with Labour and Wait to present the teapot at the exhibition.