Black Ore

Regular price $600.00

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

Size guide

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