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Hallow, Var. 2

Hallow, Var. 2

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Stoneware・5 Day Wood-fired

Taiwanese artist Liao Guo Hua’s mastery of his craft yields pots rich with personality. Smooth, clean throw lines draw his pots up or out, signifying stateliness or gravity, respectively, and each meticulous tilt of handle or spout adds to the individual narrative of the piece.

Pewter black, with speckles of crystals forming texture on the surface, this pot reads more like raised metal than turned clay. The finial reads like the spike of a helm, an echo of shapes, material, and taste that wound its way up the Silk Road from Persia to the far east. A notch, set in the rim might also reference this story of ancient trade, like the stripes of a blanket or rug, indicating size.

Usage and care: Wood-fired pieces will season very slowly over time. The exterior of the teapot will deepen in color and develop a rich luster with use. Hand-wash only, without soap or detergent.

Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 73mm diameter, 150ml・Artist: 廖國華


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