From Liao Guo Hua’s personal archive come sixteen masterful teapots that together chart the breadth and variation of two decades of atmospheric firings in the artist’s remote wood kiln.
Though diminutive in stature this pot nonetheless carries a gravity through its form, with gently undulating lines from spout to handle akin to Hans Arp’s heavy, organic sculptures. The lone point on the lid’s finial, adds to the architecture of this vessel. Iron-rich grog mixed into the clay body rises to the surface of the glaze, expressing in a constellation of dark freckles. A tightly fitting lid, glazed interior, and honeycombed filter beneath the spout allow for quick, clean pouring.
With use, oils from tea will create a deepened color and luster on this pot's glazed surface. Signed by the artist.
Usage and care: This teapot is suit able for use with all tea types. Simply rinse between uses, or hand-wash without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 88mm tall, 85mm diameter, 250ml・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|