This dramatic faceted bowl from ceramicist Zhang Yun Cheng is the largest in the series. It was first thrown on a wheel, then knife-cut and smoothed by hand. The resulting appearance is jewel-like, with a subtle swirl pattern on the exterior.
This bowl was crafted of stoneware. It entered the kiln unglazed, but emerged with a unique “glaze” of fly ash that had vitrified on the exposed surfaces. This particular bowl is the largest of the set, with a dusting of vitrified fly ash, and with “oil spots” on one side. The bowl has also been seasoned by the ceramicist, giving it an iridescent shimmer from residual tea oils.
Approximate dimensions: 85mm tall, 100mm diameter, 290ml capacity・Artist: 張允澄
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|