Feature: half of the cup is stunning with a handpainted scene of blue and green mountains and the other half is handwritten with Xinjin (心经), mottled with black throughout which results from a complicated woodfiring , giving an impression of Chinese ink wash painting.
Firing: wood firing for 3 days and nights
Dimension:∅=8m, H= 6cm
Artist:The wood-fired teacup is hand painted by the artist Cao in Jingdezhen whose works are admired by a wide range of vivid landscape paintings. He has committed himself to hand painting for two decades and is qualified as a national-level class A artificer.
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 resulted 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.