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Glazed stoneware・Iron oxide・5 day wood-fired

We named this teapot from ceramicist Liao Guo Hua “cobalt” for the dramatic blue coloration of the glaze. The ceramicist mixes a small amount of iron oxide particles into the Taiwanese clay body. The piece is hand-formed, partially glazed, and fired in a wood-kiln for 5 days.

What emerges reveals the transformative effect of wood-firing. The purple-gray shino glaze is highlighted with bold cobalt on the lid, handle, and sides of the teapot. The iron oxide particles express as dark gray and olive flecks. The same particles express as rust-colored sun-spots on the glazed interior. The foot of the teapot is unglazed.

The pot body is classically shaped. Delicate lid finial, spout, and handle complete this tea pot.

Usage and care: Hand-wash with water only.

Approximate dimensions: 70mm tall, 70mm diameter, 120ml capacity・Artist: 廖國華

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