Both teacups are made by Hu Ke in Jingdezhen, an important pottery centre in China. Hu used to be a media worker in his early career. However, with a passion for nature and countryside life growing gradually, Hu made up his mind to quit the well-developed media work and put his root in Jingdezhen to devote himself to wood firing where he is able to feel the truth of nature and life.
Made of white kaolin clay, those teacups are coloured by ash and flame. Both teacups stand out by the green drips with faint cracks running from the top to the bottom, allowing an interplay with the speckled effect of brown spots across the vitrified terracotta body.
Each teacup holds 50ml of liquid up to the rim. Even though the rim is thin, we still recommend filling the cup with hot tea at less than 2/3 volume as the rim is pinched in. Otherwise, full filling may be too hot to hold the teacup.