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 is a variation on the classic xishi (beauty) pot, with a short spout, and slightly rounded body. The glazing is light grey, punctuated with dark iron oxide spots on both the exterior and the glazed interior. The exterior glazing stops short of the pot bottom, which is unglazed and signed by the artist. A fine crazing covers the exterior surface. Simple short spout, with 7 outlets for water evacuation.
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: 75mm tall, 75mm diameter, 170ml・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|