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.
Quark stands at attention, brimming with eager anticipation and enthusiasm. Like a young knight errant, it seems to be waiting for direction, ready to receive a long-awaited scoop of tea leaves or tip its piping contents into your cup. The youthful posture of the body and handle are complemented by the silvery patina from the flashing slip. Like a freshly shone helm or suit of armor, Quark is poised to prove its gallantry, one pot of tea at a time.
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: 72mm tall, 73mm 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|