Fire Teapot, Reserve, Three

Regular price $360.00

Hand-formed・Wood-fired unglazed stoneware・238ml

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: 77mm height, 91mm diameter

Size guide

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