This stoneware teapot by Taiwanese ceramicist Zhang Yun Cheng is one of eleven we commissioned in 2018. 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. Iron oxide spots fleck the surface, and running drips of fly ash combine with highlights of sky blue add drama.
The teapot is then finished with a cypress pine handle, carved by the ceramicist to perfectly match the shape of each teapot. Each pot is perfectly balanced and proportioned.
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.
Approximate dimensions: 95mm tall, 80mm diameter, 240ml・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|