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Celadon Swirl

Celadon Swirl

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Glazed stoneware・Wood-fired・170ml

Ceramicist Liao Guo Hua works with a range of different clay bases and glazes, using long, five-day firings in wood kilns to draw out the uniqueness of each piece. This is one in a series of ten celadon pieces we commissioned in 2018 from Liao Guo Hua. This series features pale blue celadon glazing on the exterior, and a glazed interior. Each piece is then wood-fired for 5 days.

This unique teapot has distinct swirl around its mid-section. The surface of the pot is heavily textured. The lid is thick with wood-ash, while the side exhibit crawling, especially in areas where the glaze did not resolve. Pink highlights contrast with the pale blue green celadon. The interior is glazed. The lid is topped with an unglazed finial. Graceful throated spout, with 7 outlets for water evacuation. The foot of the teapot is unglazed, and signed by the artist.

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

Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 75mm diameter, 170ml・Artist: 廖國華


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