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Comet Teapot, Var. 1

Comet Teapot, Var. 1

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Unglazed stoneware・Wood-fired

This stoneware teapot by Taiwanese ceramicist Zhang Yun Cheng is one of five we commissioned in 2019. Each piece is fired in a wood-kiln for 5 days.

Each teapot entered the wood-kiln unglazed and emerged from the long firing with a beautiful luster and sheen. The pots have been tea-seasoned by the ceramicist, giving each an iridescent shimmer from residual tea oils.

These pots feature unique, slab built handles with squared edges. The tiny spouts tip upwards like little troubadours and the honeycomb drain creates an easy and efficient catch for tea leaves. Variation 1 of this pot features a simple flat lid.

Usage and care: Unglazed 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 with use. Hand-wash only without soap or detergent.

*Please take note that the teapots in this series can be slightly different in color tone, texture, size, and shape. It is not unusual to see these variations in hand-made, and wood-fired pieces - each reflecting the different interactions between mineral content, craftsmanship, and kiln. The item you receive may not be identical to the photographed item.

Approximate dimensions: 85mm tall, 85mm diameter, 230ml・Artist: 張允澄

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