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 is slightly fired, resulting in a high gloss sheen and more pronounced crackling on some surfaces.
The pot body is rounded - with a delicate throated spout. A contrasting finial graces this tea pot.
Usage and care: Hand-wash with water only.
Approximate dimensions: 72mm tall, 75mm diameter, 140ml 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|