From Liao Guo Hua’s personal archive come sixteen masterful teapots that together chart the breadth and variation of two decades of atmospheric firings in the artist’s remote wood kiln.
A distinct character takes shape from simple forms. An arm, a hip, an eye. Much like the anthropomorphic shapes of Henry Moore’s soft, organic sculptures, we find echoes of personality and pose. Matte black glaze covers the vessel, topped with a dusting of molten green wood ash across the lid and lid, unique to the pots placement in the kiln.
Unglazed, this piece will season slowly over time, though limited porosity allows use for various tea types. Oils from the tea will create a deepened color and luster with use. Signed by the artist.
Usage and care: This teapot is suit able for use with all tea types. Simply rinse between uses, or hand-wash without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 85mm tall, 68mm diameter, 140ml・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|