Japanese-Inspired Teapot

New Jersey's Louie Rigano designed a ceramic teapot with a wooden lid that, when removed, can serve as a cup (on the right).

The body of the teapot is unglazed clay with a rough surface.  The ceramic portion is created by a potter who is allowed to make any artistic decisions desired.  The lid is wood and mass-produced in a factory setting.

Rigano received a Fulbright grant to study and travel in Japan for a year (I want to do this!).  This teapot, as well as everything else he produces while enjoying his grant, is created to honor Japan and Japanese design while incorporating it into a modern, mass-produced form.

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