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Tea Pottery

Tea pottery is a popular leisure activity and profession on Cilvarth. Tea is a critical part of Cilvarthian culture, for every single race on the planet, and tea pottery has become a competitive yet engaging activity.

Types Of Tea Pottery

Porcelain

Porcelain is one of the more sophisticated and complex ceramics to be made, thanks to the high temperatures required and the numerous materials needed to manufacture it. However, it is popular thanks to the ceramics being impermeable and tough.
Porcelain is always decorated with intricate patterns, partially thanks to the of it

Stoneware

Stoneware is a superior version to earthenware, as it is less porous. It is fired at higher temperatures, and therefore produces a more stone-like quality, hence the name.
Stoneware ceramics are mostly seen in Ancient Jisefea, as the ceramics were used to form large teapots to contain several litres of tea at any time.

Magiware

Magiware teapots and ceramics are now the most popular form of pottery, alongside porcelain. Magiware ceramics are made with magical fire, a type of fire that regenerates the environment rather than harming it. Magiware teapots and ceramics are the most durable of the ceramics, as the fire seals any pores and creates an incredibly impermeable and sturdy material.

Earthenware

Earthenware pottery was the first form of pottery to be invented by the Cilvarthians. These potteries were not always glazed, and were used more as ornaments than serving actual purpose. Earthenware, also known as terracotta, is commonly a reddish-orange colour, thanks to the presence of iron oxide within it. The oldest evidence of earthenware dates back to Ancient Aurea, almost 19,000 years ago.

Archaeology

Tea pottery dates back tens of thousands of years at most, and archaeologists constantly discover new remnants of past cultures, mostly in the forms of these ancient teapots. Ancient teapots are so common, approximately 15% of the population of Lancos has discovered an ancient teapot. These specific teapot share similarities, such as flowers painted around the lid and finger ridges embedded into the handles, for comfort.

Thanks to the tea-centric cultures of Cilvarth, archaeology is a popular profession and many seek to discover the ancient teapots of the planet. There are around 100 teapot museums on the two continents on Cilvarth; the largest museum is the National Aurean Teapot Gallery, in Central Aricos.

Cultural Significance

Teapots have been the most significant part of Cilvarthian culture since they first evolved. Tea plants are by far the most abundant plant species on the planet, include all of their subspecies, which inevitably resulted in Cilvarthians developing some form of love for it. When tea was invented, there was no storage for it and people wanted to keep hold of their tea, so the teapot was invented. Over thousands of years, the teapot changed in styles, adapted to new ways of life. Tea and teapots then became a central part of Cilvarthian culture, including the process of styling the teapots.

Modern Tea-Pottery

Modern tea-pottery is much more simple, since the perfect Cilvarthian Teapot has been developed. Instead, modern Cilvarthians generally enjoy styling teapots, rather than making them from scratch. Teapot painting studies are a common sight in towns and cities on the planet; while the teapots are manufactured behind the scenes, customers get the opportunity to paint and customise said teapots to their liking. It is common to have several teapots in one's home, at least 5 or 6. Some people choose to actually use their teapots for their designed purpose, while others like to have teapots as decor.

Decorations

As everybody's personal taste differs, decorations on teapots also differ.
  • Common decorations include symbols of one's life, such as their birth name or their loved one's name, which they usually etch on top of the lid.
  • Some people prefer for a less meaningful and more fun teapot, decorated with flowers and hearts, or other symbolic images.
  • Others enjoy more sophisticated and realistic images painted on, such as scenery.
  • Tea Pots by Mochi
    Related Species
    Associated Settlements
    Aricos
    Seacos
    Associated Locations
    Cilvarth
    Jisefea
    Silver Desert

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    Cover image: Cilvarthian Cliffs by Mochi

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    Thank you PanthersEye for the idea!


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    Sep 10, 2022 21:59 by Deleyna Marr

    Tea is life! Love this so much.

    Deleyna
    Sep 10, 2022 22:41 by Mochi

    Tea really is life xD I'm glad you enjoyed the article!

    I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.
    Nov 23, 2022 07:39 by Deleyna Marr

    I recently saw some AI tests done using teapots as a basis. Made me think of this article!

    Deleyna
    Nov 23, 2022 09:11 by Mochi

    That's so cool! I can't believe you remembered this article!

    I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.
    Apr 29, 2023 09:59 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

    That's a really cool idea! I love how you took an unremarkable-to-us object and made it very culturally important for those people. I'm guessing that in this world, as soon as you enter a house, your eyes start looking for teapots to examine their decorations and see what you can deduce on your host from them!   This makes me want to do some pottery now... XD

    Apr 29, 2023 10:39 by Mochi

    Thank you so much! And yes, teapots are the first thing people look for when entering a home :P they tell you a LOT about the kind of person you are.

    I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.
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