The fair cup is made by a young potter, FAFA from Jingdezhen, an influential pottery centre in the world. Being formed by clay-pinching instead of throwing, his crafts are distinguished by the obvious handmade marks, giving an organic and imperfect appearance.
A Fair cup usually plays an important role in gongfu tea (cha) ceremony which is called “Gong Bei” or “Gong Dao Bei” in Mandarin. It is used to share tea with all participants at the same serving generally during process of gongfu tea (cha) ceremony, where the tea is poured from a teapot into a fair up, then from there into several smaller teacups.
The fair cup is formed in a way of pinching clay rather than throwing clay which is common in the market. it features uncommon shape originally designed by Fafa himself and finishes with silver glaze on the outside presenting the elegant and contemporary touch. Throughout inside the fair cup, there are matte brownish-black spots as a result of iron content in the clay blended by Fafa, providing aesthetically beautiful in form. The thin wall of the fair cup makes it lightweight and metal-like texture.
The fair cup holds roughly 165ml of liquid. The widely arched handle allows you to hold pleasantly and prevents the hands from heat. The “closed” spout has a limited volume of liquid for each pour comparing “opening” ones so that we suggest not to use it in a rush.