Hand-formed・Wood-fired glazed stoneware・170ml
This is one of the most dramatic pieces we’ve come across in the many years we’ve worked with Liao Guo Hua. Beginning with a Taiwanese clay body, the ceramicist blends in small iron oxide particles. The piece is hand-formed, partially glazed, then fired in a wood-kiln for 5 days.
What emerges reveals the transformative effect of wood-firing: dark gray and olive toned flecks express through the glaze, appearing like charcoal streaks on paper. The iron oxide particles express as rust-colored sun-spots on both the interior and unglazed portions of the exterior.
The pot body is amphora-shaped - with a gradual taper towards the bottom of the pot. Delicate lid finial, spout, and handle complete this tea pot.
Usage and care: Hand-wash with water only.
Approximate dimensions: 93mm tall, 65mm diameter