Glazed stoneware・Iron oxide・5 day wood-fired
This fleck teapot by ceramicist Liao Guo Hua features iron oxide particles embedded in the stoneware clay body. The piece is hand-formed, glazed on both exterior and interior, then fired in a wood-kiln for 5 days.
What emerges reveals the transformative effect of wood-firing: dark gray flecks express through the glaze, appearing like charcoal smears on paper. The partial exterior glaze leaves the raw clay exposed at the base. This particular teapot was placed in a portion of the kiln that received a high amount of fly ash. The resulting effect is wax-like, with a distinct sage green tone overlaying the gray glaze.
The pot body is rounded - with a delicate spout. A round finial graces this tea pot.
Usage and care: Hand-wash with water only.
Approximate dimensions: 70mm tall, 70mm diameter, 130ml capacity・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|