Simple yet tactile, Lin Ming Ci’s carved teapot plays not only with texture but with light and shadow against the clean, bone-white porcelain clay of this vessel. Classic proportions further ground these qualities, from the circular curve of the handle, through the gently piping spout.
The exterior is covered in a translucent glaze, and inside you’ll find a series of small holes that serve as a natural filter when pouring. The absence of color serves to highlight the expressions of steeping leaves, from the bright amber of Wild Tree Yunnan Red to the electric green of Lishan Winter Sprout, tea becomes the star.
From a small series of pots by a husband and wife pottery studio near in Miaoli, Taiwan. While the collective work of this couple has distinct through lines, there are nonetheless small subtleties that speak to each of the artist’s unique hand. It’s in this attention to detail, from both the maker and the user of each vessel, that the beauty and artistry of hand-crafted pottery is illuminated.
Usage and care: These teapots feature a thin, interior liner glaze and are suitable for use with all tea types. Simply rinse between uses or hand-wash with mild detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 75m diameter, 140ml・Artist: 林明賜
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|