Taiwanese potter Liao Guo Hua is a master of gestural mark-making, and in each of his works we find a veritable Rorschach blot awaiting interpretation. In this pot, blooms of crystalized shino fall across a sky or rutile and cobalt oxide. A landscape emerges from behind a veil of snow, trees buried under a Borealis-bright sky.
Liao Guo Hua’s loose, dreamy marks float and wander in contrast to the form of this pot. The distinct geometry the spout, a sharp horizon line, and the symmetry of the finial finalize Hua’s signature. It’s this tension between hard and soft, delicate and defined, organic and geometric, that lies at the crux of the artist’s work. It’s a contrast that keeps the eye coming back again and again, intent on discovering the work anew.
Usage and care: This interior-glazed teapot is suitable for use with all tea types. Simply rinse between uses or hand-wash with mild detergent. A built-in strainer allows for easy brewing and quick, clean evacuation.
Approximate dimensions: 85mm tall, 80m diameter, 195ml・Artist: 廖國華
More familiar with our old quantities? Here’s the conversion:
|Metric quantities||Ounce equivalent||Servings|
|30 grams (new size!)||1.05 oz.||5-8|
|60 grams||2.10 oz.||10-15|
|120 grams||4.20 oz.||20-30|
|240 grams||8.46 oz.||40-60|