The Making of Brown Betty Teapot – Cauldon Ceramics
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The Making of Brown Betty Teapot

 
Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser

From a long-ago people are using Brown Betty Teapot, which is also known as the Victorian teapot, reflects a glimpse of royal British history.
Many of our teapot users keen to know how this beautiful piece of art is created.

For those customers and Brown Betty lovers, here we are sharing the complete process - The Making of Brown Betty Teapot.

It all starts with a piece of Etruria Marl, is a special kind of clay, which is used in the creation of Brown Betty’s. Etruria Marl is mined only in Staffordshire. After the marl is extracted, it is taken to the factory for further processing. In the factory, the marl is mixed with water in a Blunger, and impurities get sieved out. “A Blunger is a machine commonly used in the pottery industry for mixing slip, a mixture of clay and water.”

Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser

After that water is removed from the clay to make solid cakes of the clay. And the clay-cakes are passed through a Pugmill to remove the air from the clay.

“A Pugmill or pug mill is a machine in which clay or other materials are mixed into a plastic state or a similar machine for the trituration of ore.”

Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser
 
Then soft blogs are prepared from this clay. These clay blogs got packaged after this and get ready to ship to the ceramics factories. At there the blogs got unpacked and cut into smaller pieces. After this, they got mixed with water again in a blunger and make a liquid slip, which is going to be used to make teapots.

Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser

Then soft clay blogs get prepared from this clay. These clay blogs get packed after this and ready to ship to the ceramics factories. At there the blogs get unpacked and cut into smaller pieces. After this, they get mixed with water again in a blunger and make a liquid slip, which is going to be used to make teapots.

Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser

When the slip takes shape in the molds and gets ready, the teapots get removed from the molds and left to get dry. After drying out, the access clay and seams created by the mold are removed with a sharp knife by scratching it. Then the teapots got sponged out with water, which makes them clean and smooth.

Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser

After this, the teapots got filled in several racks and put into a kiln to get their first firing session.

After firing, when they get cooled out, the teapots get hand-dipped into Rockingham Brown glaze or Cobalt Blue glaze to get the layer of it.

Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser

After glazing, they again get taken to the kiln for the final firing session.

After getting cool down, now the teapots got checked by the specialized persons for quality check and go for the final packaging and ready to supply.

And here you go!  Your Brown Betty Teapots are ready to serve you the perfect cup of tea just an order away.

Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser

For getting this beautiful artwork, just click here.

Your favorite Brown Betty teapots are available in two different colors.
  1. Traditional Rockingham Brown Color
  2. Modern Cobalt Blue Color
Ian McIntyre 4 cup Brown Betty Teapot with Infuser
Both glazes give the teapot a nice sheen, which enhances the beauty of this amazing teapot.
 
You can also watch the video of the complete process of Brown Betty Teapot Manufacturing.

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