Ceramicist Liao Guo Hua works with a range of different clay bases and glazes, using long, five-day firings in wood kilns to draw out the uniqueness of each piece. This is one in a series of six pieces we commissioned in 2018 from Liao Guo Hua. This series features iron oxide flecks added to the clay body that provides textural and visual interest. Each piece is then wood-fired for 5 days.
The surface of this pot is heavily textured, with a thick accumulation of vitrified wood ash on the handle and back. The lid also has a smattering of wood ash. The iron oxide flecks in the clay body express as small dimples on the exposed surface of the pot. The interior of this teapot is glazed. Simple, but graceful spout, with 7 outlets for water evacuation. Though this does not affect water evacuation, wood-ash deposits have completely covered one of the water outlets, and partially covered two. The foot of the teapot is unglazed, and signed by the artist.
Usage and care: 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: 80mm tall, 80mm diameter, 205ml・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|