The tea trays are made by a studio called Hidden Mountain run by two young artists in Jingdezhen, one of the influential pottery centers in the world. They devote themselves to reforming the teaware in breathtakingly creative ways instead of following the tradition slavishly. Their crafts are admired by the unique embossing developed on their own , adding another dimension to the way we think of traditional Chinese art .
Those tea trays are made with black glaze, coloring each tray glossy black and matte black with mottled effect as a result of different temperature applied throughout the teapot. They also feature the white mountain or Qinghua cloud motif embossed on the surface of metallic black providing visual and textural contrast. The stand in the middle helps to separate the teapot with the liquid after the pot is showered.
There are two motifs available, tides and cloud.Please refer to the photos to select the appearance matching your taste