Feature: Made of refined ceramic, the teacup stands out for hand-painted Feitian (unique Chinese flying celestial beings originally from well-known Mogao Caves murals ). The figure is well-painted in fine details and perfectly fits with the ‘background scene’ that was naturally created on plain ceramic in the kiln after being fired for 3 days of nights. The scene overall the whole teacup depicts free and mysterious spiritual life. Firing: woodfiring for 3 days and nights Volume: 100 ml (full) Dimension:∅=6 cm , H= 8cm Artist:Liu Zhi
A woodfired painted 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 before a second firing to protect the painting from fading.