The classic cast iron teapots have been manufactured for centuries in
an almost unchanged way. Today, we cannot say whether these items
have their origin in China or Japan. Nevertheless, both products have
their advantages. Japanese cast iron teapots are very elaborate, almost
designer items of utmost quality, whereas items from China are less

The production of the teapots requires a lot of manual work. At first, experienced craftsmen form an aluminium mould, which has the same shape as the teapot to be created.

The oven, which heats and liquefies the required iron that is to be filled
into the moulds, is running 24 hours a day. Portion by portion of the liquid iron is guided via a system of tracks to the so-called fields of aluminium moulds which are buried in the ground when being filled with the iron.

No earlier than 24 hours later, the aluminium moulds are lifted from the ground. After a further, final cooling period, the raw bodies of the teapots are processed further. They are now polished elaborately on the inside in order to make them receptive for the subsequent enamel seal. Several hand-pouring steps ensure that the glazing becomes even and seamless. Hard to reach areas such as the rim are later enamelled by hand. After a drying and another
heating procedure, the glazing solidifies and seals the teapot with a robust glow.

Now, the outer coat of the teapot is refined in yet another step with innumerable colours in elegantly shining or matt glazes. The subsequent heating is the final step and seals the high quality of these precious pieces.

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