The gaiwan is hand thrown and hand painted by the same artist Ma , based in Jingdezhen. As a young potter and painter, Ma likes to free his mind from the traditional objects painting to incorporate the modern simplicity. Even though Ma’s painting is notas exquisite as you see in those handpainted teacups of our shop, the design inspired by the nature or routine life definitely reflects his thoughts of life and great creation to the tradition.
Made of rough clay, the gaiwan is textured with uneven bumps ,giving it an interesting touch. Throughout there are black spots as a result of iron content in the clay. Inspired by those ginkgo trees surrounding the potter’s studio, the potter painted the gaiwan with qinghua (blue and white)coulds and brilliant ginkgo leaves one by one, offering a perfect combination of traditional painting and contemporary design.
The gaiwan holds approximately 130ml of liquid featuring thick body which helps to retain the heat well . Pinched out slightly, the rim is extremely easy to pour out the tea, and thin enough to prevent the fingers from the heat as well.The glazed interior makes all teas available for brewing in those gaiwans.