The wood-fired teacup is hand painted by the artist Chen in Jingdezhen who has committed himself into hand painting for two decades. Currently,he is devoted to painting a wide range of objects, mainly animals and plants.
Being applied with two glazes with the intention, the teacup is stunning with the interplay between white and bronze-red , as if a white canvas is put over top the cup waiting for an artist’s painting. The teacup features an exquisite handpainted scene depicting a lively bird and flowers ,appearing vivid and alive on closer inspection.The teacup actually is not only a piece of craft , but acts more like a timeline that manifests how much time the artist spent working on it with the expert painting skill .The overall craftsmanship leaves nothing to wish for.
The teacup holds approximately 75 ml of liquid up to the rim and offers pleasure to hold and prevent the fingers from the heat.
Note: A woodfired painted piece is usually accomplished by two steps as follows:
(I)A piece is made of unglazed or glazed clay then fired for a few days and nights straight under over 1300℃ using a lot of wood in the kiln before being painted as a normal piece is done.
(II) An artist will select a woodfired piece with a one-of-kind pattern or color resulted from firing which may come to him/her in a flash of inspiration. Then they will develop a scene, portrait or object on the piece depending on its appearance before a second firing to protect the painting from fading.