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.
A near-reflective surface of black and blooms of burnished iron, this pot reads much larger than its diminutive scale. Sharp points connect the finial and spout, creating a sense of elongated reach.
Unglazed, this piece will season slowly over time, though limited porosity allows use for various tea types. Oils from the tea will create a deepened color and luster with use. 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: 80mm tall, 80mm diameter, 210ml・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|