Ceramicist Liao Guo Hua works with a range of different clay bases and glazes, using long, five-day firings in wood kilns to draw out the uniqueness of each piece. This is one in a series of ten celadon pieces we commissioned in 2018 from Liao Guo Hua. This series features pale blue celadon glazing on the exterior, and a glazed interior. Each piece is then wood-fired for 5 days.
This egg-shaped tea pot has a heavy expression of iron oxide particles on its exposed surfaces, especially on its two sides. The exterior celadon glaze is otherwise smooth and satiny. The lid has a thicker accumulation of wood fly ash, giving it a dry matte texture. The interior is glazed. The lid has a ridge around its circumference, with a simple finial. Graceful throated spout, with 7 outlets for water evacuation. The foot of the teapot is unglazed, and signed by the artist.
Usage and care: Wood-fired pieces will season very slowly over time, though limited porosity allows for use of different tea types. Exterior of the teapot will deepen in color and develop a rich luster as it patinas. Hand-wash only without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 85mm tall, 70mm diameter, 180ml・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|