Feature: Made of unrefined clay, the teacup feels uneven in the hands. It is stunning with hand-carved Chinese poetry (山居秋暝) in running script style. The vitrified drip at the bottom inside the cup significantly offers a textural and visual contrast. Firing: wood firing for 3 days and nights Volume:65 ml Dimension: ∅=5.5cm, H= 6 cm Artist: Liu Zhi Note: the color of the drop at the bottom might change with regular use because the tea residual may have an effect on it. It is a normal reaction and food safe as well.
A woodfired carved 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 resulting 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.