Handmade Ceramic Teapots: a brief history


Handmade Ceramic Teapots 

There are many types of handmade ceramics, like plates, cups or pots, but the most popular ones and the most common for day-to-day use are the Handmade Ceramic Teapots, which come in all sorts of magnificent shapes, beautiful colors and sizes. They're typically inexpensive and relatively durable. For centuries these pots have been used to drink the lovely thirst-quenching liquid that is known as tea. The history of teapots goes way back, let's start back in the days in China. but simple ceramic pots are the most common for day-to-day use. 

Handmade Ceramic Teapot from our Antique Collection - Classic Shape Front

Teapot History

Teapots were once founded in ancient China, during the Yuan Dynasty. It was even said at that time that drinking tea had a mythical origin. These teapots are still wildly popular with people all around the world. Before the invention of a teapot, tea was made in bowls.

Of course the teapot serves a kind of luxury to the user. Once in China, teapots were made for one person only, and people drank tea straight from the spout.

Teapot for one

Handmade Ceramic teapot for one - Tea set for one from Tivelasi

The history of teapots moved from China to Portugal in the 16th century, where Father Jazper de Cruz was the first person to experience the wonder of tea. Of course in those times, tea was only for the wealthy. One pound of tea would easily cost you over one-hundred dollars (imagine those prices now, eh?). If you are familiar with the English way of drinking tea (by adding milk), you might be surprised to hear that the Dutch actually started this habit.

Teapot Designs

Handmade Ceramic Teapot Ball Shaped from Autumn Collection - Tivelasi PotteryHandmade Ceramic Teapot Aladdin Style from Autumn Collection - Tivelasi PotteryHandmade Ceramic Teapot Classic Style Front Autumn Collection - Tivelasi PotteryHandmade Ceramic Teapot Tall Style  from Autumn Collection - Tivelasi Pottery


Of course in the modern days, it is slightly more normal to drink from a cup, and teapots are not only for one person anymore. Also, tea has become affordable for all ranges of people. With the progress that Ceramic Teapots have made since the old Chinese times, more and more teapot designs are also available. Handmade teapots are not limited to any design and are free for any great mind to make. This does not limit the chance to buy beautiful handmade ceramic teapots.


Even when you like your teapot shaped like a Aladdin, a ball, a tall teapot or a the classic shape, with handmade ceramic teapots everything is possible. Ceramic teapots are the best pots for everyday use. They are great to be used due to their natural heat-retention. Most teapots have a slightly narrowing spout, which makes sure that the pouring of the tea goes perfectly and without spilling. When a pot is glazed on the inside, it can be used for several types of tea. If the inside of the pot is not glazed, make sure you only use it for one type of tea. This since the wall of the pot is very absorbent, and it may possibly ruin your taste experience if used for more then one kind of tea!

Handmade Gift Ideas

Tea surely has an impressive history right? With all this being said, these beautiful handmade ceramic teapots make a beautiful present for a loved one. What would be a better present than the wonderful and mostly impressive history of tea-drinking?

Handmade Ceramic Teapot from Daisy Collection - Tivelasi PotteryHandmade Pottery Teapot Ball Shaped from Fire Collection Handmade PotteryTeapot Classic Shaped from Flower Collection - Tivelasi PotteryHandmade Ceramic Teapot Tall Shaped from Gold Collection - Tivelasi Pottery

Try it yourself and get inspired - Tivelasi Teapot's


Cheers to that!


1 comment


  • Jean | DelightfulRepast.com

    As lovely as a traditional silver teapot or a modern glass teapot might be, I prefer a ceramic teapot. It might be my imagination, but I think the tea tastes better and, of course, it remains hotter far longer than it would in a metal or glass teapot.


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