The 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 firingwork .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.
With shape twisted, the soda-firing teacup has some facets cut off wet cup that run diagonally from left to right. After the reaction between soda and clay in the wood-fired kiln, each facet has different glossy glazes with crackles throughout. Some facets are characterized by interplay between wine red and pickle green, while the others by drippings with mottled effect of various colors, providing both visual and textural contrast. The inside is brilliant with various colors specially blue ,lighting up the bottom and giving aesthetic enhancement.
The teacup holds approximately 150 ml of liquid. Pinched out slightly, the rim has lovely wave outline, allowing a pleasure to hold and preventing the hand from heat, while the thick wall provides good heat preservation quality.