Taiwanese artist Liao Guo Hua’s mastery of his craft yields pots rich with personality. Smooth, clean throw lines draw his pots up or out, signifying stateliness or gravity, respectively, and each meticulous tilt of handle or spout adds to the individual narrative of the piece.
Spout pursed in a whistle, this pot is, at first glance, rather unassuming. But it’s in the simplicity of this form that Liao Guo Hua’s artistry appears. Here is an object that seems born, not made. Loamy browns layer one on top of another, varying in texture from a pebbled matte, to polished stone. The lid slopes ever so gently past the body, one of just a few indications that man had a hand in this exacting symmetry.
Usage and care: Unglazed wood-fired pieces will season very slowly over time, though limited porosity allows for use of different tea types. The exterior of the teapot will deepen in color and develop a rich luster with use. Hand-wash only, without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 80mm diameter, 190ml・Artist: 廖國華
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|