I enjoy making these flat, low teapots with notched handles. In a way, they present the same type of surface as a shallow bowl only in reverse, so there are a number of options for decoration. In this particular case, thrown in terra cotta, I covered the surface in thin black slip and then stamped rows of dots on the surface and glazed the piece in a clear glaze. After the glaze firing, using pure gold lustre, I covered the indented base and the lid in the gold for a post-firing. The finished pot, spotted, low and gold has a simple appearance to it with a throwback to the gilded pottery from the Victorian era. Though obviously not a Haviland teapot, it certainly relies on the past to help create a contemporary piece.