The gaiwan is 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 .
This gaiwan features green glaze brushed diagonally from left to the right and the pattern of the embossed tides surrounding the lid. The glaze has subtle gradation of colors from the light to the dark green, providing the significantly textural and visual contrast.
The interior is applied with transparent celadon liner glaze with faint cracks which will deepen with use.
The gaiwan holds 100m of liquid roughly featuring thick and strong body which helps to retain the heat well and prevents it from being broken easily, which is ideal for using during travel. As the interior is glazed, all teas are available for brewing in this gaiwan.
We offer two teacups or/and a fair cup together with the gaiwan if you are keen for a set, and please refer to the photos for more details.