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Stoneware・5 Day Wood-fired

Taiwanese artist Liao Guo Hua’s mastery of his craft yields pots rich with personality. Smooth, clean throw lines draw his pots up or out, signifying stateliness or gravity, respectively, and each meticulous tilt of handle or spout adds to the individual narrative of the piece.

A tree spirit seems to reside inside this little pot, whose colors and details reference limbs of a mossy, hollowed out branch. Lichen-green ash drips down the pot, vitrified from the heat of the wood kiln. The stoneware has burnished to a rich chestnut brown, and in the handle, there’s evidence of woodpeckers or squirrels who’ve made little holes in the branch and set up homes within. The whimsical nature of this piece invites a narrative, or legend. It’s yours to invent./p>

Usage and care: Unglazed wood-fired pieces will season very slowly over time, though limited porosity allows for use of different tea types. The exterior of the teapot will deepen in color and develop a rich luster with use. Hand-wash only, without soap or detergent.

Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 85mm diameter, 210ml・Artist: 廖國華


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