Those teacups 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 to create something which is capable of sparkling in the eyes .
Being fired for 3 days and nights in the kiln, each of both unglazed white teacups turns out a lovely gradation of colors from purple to orange with faint cracks throughout the cup resulted from 3 days and nights of wood firing. It is textured with light green drips and milky way speckles inside and outside, giving a stunning visual and textural contrast.
Each teacup holds 100ml of liquid up to the rim. Even though the rim is thin, we still recommend filling the cup with hot tea at less than 2/3 volume as the rim is pinched in. Otherwise, full filling may be too hot to hold the teacup .