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.
In a series defined by their earthen hues, this pot seems to deviate from the rest with a playful irreverence. It is the lone pot in the series thrown from porcelain clay, rising from the kiln with kisses of orange flame, and mottled ash. Gentle shapes define its profile, giving it an air of innocence or joy. A tightly fitting lid, coupled with seven holes beneath the spout allow for quick, clean pouring. Signed by the artist.
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: 65mm tall, 70mm diameter, 100ml・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|