Marco's design philosophy is captured on this YouTube video.
Each teapot is made from wild clay, slip, and various ancient and simple glaze combinations consisting of sustainably sourced almond wood ash, feldspar, and clay in different proportions. Select teapots feature hand-hammered brass handles, aged with an etching patina and individually formed for each piece.
Pictured from left to right:
- Crackle Glaze with Brass Handle, Flat Lid
- Ash Glaze, Knobbed Lid
- Cream Glaze, No Lid
Note: Each piece is one of a kind. The photos show variations within teapots. Unless requested, the teapot that you receive may be more stout or taller than the teapot pictured, and have a lid with a knob or no knob.
Marco Minetti trained in Korea under Kwak Kyungtae, a master potter from the apprenticeship lineage of Lee Kang Hyo and Koie Ryoji. He spent nearly five years living and working in a production studio as well as assisting the master in the making of large scale Onggi forms. Marco studied a 14th century slipware technique that originates in Korea, called Buncheong, later known as Kohiki in Japan and beyond.
In early 2020 Marco left Korea in search of his own studio space. He now lives and works in Northern California making an evolving body of work with influences from East asian antiques through the lens of harvested wild clays and natural materials from native California lands.