This dramatic faceted cup from ceramicist Zhang Yun Cheng was first thrown on a wheel, then knife-cut and smoothed by hand. The resulting appearance is jewel-like, with a subtle swirl pattern on the exterior.
This cup was crafted of stoneware. It entered the kiln unglazed, but emerged with a unique “glaze” of vitrified fly ash. This particular cup has a thick layer of vitrified fly ash on one side, with a peppering of “oil spots” on the surface. The cup has also been seasoned by the ceramicist, giving it an iridescent shimmer from residual tea oils.
Approximate dimensions: 75mm tall, 80mm diameter, 175ml capacity・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|