The soda-firing teacup is made by a accomplished potter called Longtao Li in Jingdezheng. He is not only expert at making exclusive marine blue potteries using plant ash, but also known for soda firing work. Li creates outstanding soda-fired potteries using his own blend of clay , fires the potteries with wood and soda for 35 hours then cool them for 72 hours , as to cause vitrified surface with multiple effects of firing. Thanks to extraordinary work, Li’s soda-fired potteries havebeen displayed in many influential pottery exhibitions in China.
Li blends different colors of clays technically providing this lovely pattern similar with peacock eyes. The teacup has several facets cut off the wet cup, that go down diagonally from left to right across the cup, with different patterns each facets. With significant crackles around the body, the teacup features glossy light-green coating on the surface resulted from the reaction between soda and clay in wood-firing kiln. The inside surface is vitrified with transparent glaze and garnished with some dull pockmarks around.
The teacup holds approximately 110ml of liquid, making it ideal for intimate tea session. The wide opening prevents the hands from heat.