Those milky-way fair cups are hand-thrown and fired by a skilled potter, Wu in Jingdezhen who has engaged in crafting pottery for 27 years since his young apprenticeship. Wu is known for inimitable milky-way patterns on wood-fired works which is a result of his time spent on endless trials. He blends the ceramic or clay himself and develops a unique firing technique so as to extend the range of wood-fired possibilities to the utmost extent, and create something which is capable of sparkling in the eyes .
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.
Made of unglazed white ceramic, the surface of each fair cup turns brilliant and glossy after interaction with the ash of wood in a complicated firing process. Both fair cups are textured with light green drips on both outside and inside, providing a lovely interplay of various colours like pale purple, white, bluish-purple and so on.
Those fair cups hold roughly 180ml liquid with a thin body as well as rim allowing pleasure to hold and preventing the hand from heat. As the spout is expertly pinched out widely, the spout certainly guarantees fast and large pour. Due to the nature of woodfired pieces, both fair cups appear different. We advise referring the photos and confirm your selection.