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.
Ink, var. One’s gently rounded body possesses an aura of self-assuredness. This form is no stranger to tea. Slow, thick drips of ash slide down the back, breaking in mossy greens over warm, rose gold. Small flecks of iron bloom to the surface, mottling the lustered surface of the pot, and the perfectly round finial atop the lid adds to the pots classic symmetry. With a 92mm volume, this diminutive pot is perfect for a personal tea practice at home.
Usage and care: Unglazed wood-fired pieces will season very slowly over time, though limited porosity allows for use of different tea types. 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: 70mm tall, 60mm diameter, 92ml・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|