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 six pieces we commissioned in 2018 from Liao Guo Hua. This series features iron oxide flecks added to the clay body that provides textural and visual interest. Each piece is then wood-fired for 5 days.
This particular pot has a unique grey tone, with a heavier coating of vitrified wood ash on one side and on the handle. The exterior glazing stops short of the pot bottom, which is unglazed. The interior of the pot is glazed. A fine crazing covers the exterior surface. Simple short spout, with 7 outlets for water evacuation. 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: 80mm tall, 80mm diameter, 175ml・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|