This teapot by Taiwanese artist, Zhang Yun Cheng, is most reminiscent of ceramics produced during the era of Midcentury Modernism. British ceramicist, Bernard Leach, had just published A Potter’s Book, which would continue to imbue western pottery tradition with eastern ideals and aesthetics for decades to come.
Simple in form, the rich drips of shino glaze and dark stoneware clay body would make this stout teapot comfortably at home in the dining room of Charles and Ray Eames or Le Corbusier.
The polished side handle is made of cypress pine and hand-carved by the artist. A honeycomb filter allows for easy and efficient pouring.
Usage and care: Unglazed 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 with use. Hand-wash only without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 95mm tall, 95mm diameter, 265ml・Artist: 張允澄
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|