From Liao Guo Hua’s personal archive come sixteen masterful teapots that together chart the breadth and variation of two decades of atmospheric firings in the artist’s remote wood kiln.
Exaggerated curves repeat from spout to handle, expressing with the same sensual gestures as a Fernando Botero’s oversized figures. Molten ash has settled across the pot in tones ranging from green to grey as they slide down the form.
Unglazed, this piece will season slowly over time, though limited porosity allows use for various tea types. Oils from the tea will create a deepened color and luster with use. Signed by the artist.
Usage and care: This teapot is suit able for use with all tea types. Simply rinse between uses, or hand-wash without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 76mm tall, 90mm diameter, 220ml・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|