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. Each piece is then wood-fired for 5 days.
This larger scale teapot is one of series crafted with an iron-rich American clay (visible on the unglazed foot). The exterior is a glazed in a deep brown, but the most unique characteristic of this clay is the heavy tea pre-seasoning by the artist on the teapot’s exterior. This pre-seasoning gives it a unique blue-toned iridescence that has the appearance of a paua shell. The glazed interior is linen toned. A simple spout, with 10 outlets for water evacuation.
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, 225ml・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|