Feature: an exquisite handpainted snowy mountainous scene, textured with snow painted around the overall cup, shinning with metallic sheen resulted from wood firing
Firing: wood firing for 3 days and nights
Dimension: ∅=8m, H=7.5 cm
Artist: The wood-fired teacup is hand painted by the artist Fu ,member of the Chinese Calligrapher Association in Jingdezhen. Fu has practised calligraphy for over 20 years during which time he has developed a calm personality and made his writing skill honed immensely. His calligraphy is appreciated widely for its concision and pleasing aesthetics.
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.