Hand-formed・Wood-fired unglazed stoneware・233ml
This commission from Taiwanese ceramicist Zhang Yun Chen was fired in a wood-kiln for 5 days, then subsequently re-fired two more times, for a total firing time of 15 days. What entered the wood-kiln as an unglazed piece emerged with a beautiful metallic luster with tones of copper and gold. The top surface of this pot is flecked with vitrified fly ash.
This is a hand-shaped tea pot using a mixture of Taiwanese and Japanese clays. Seventeen outlets on the interior ball filter for fast tea drainage. Artist signature inscribed on the base.
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 as it patinas. Hand-wash only without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 84mm height, 90mm diameter