The gaiwan is hand thrown and hand painted by the same artist Ma , based in Jingdezhen. As a young potter and painter, Ma likes to free his mind from the painting of the traditional object to incorporate modern simplicity. Even though Ma’s painting is not as exquisite as you see in those handpainted teacups of our shop, the design inspired by the nature or routine life definitely reflects his thoughts of life and great creation to the tradition.
Made of rough clay, the gaiwan features the light yellow-green glaze with faint cracks throughout, giving it an understated and elegant appearance. As a result of iron content in the clay, the gaiwan is spread with black pockmarks across. Inspired by those yellow flower trees in a park where we were walking in a certain early morning, we were so excited to talk with Ma about our ideas of new gaiwan. Then Ma made it realized perfectly with simple esthetics we are embracing and appreciating.
The gaiwan holds approximately 160ml of liquid featuring thick body which helps to retain the heat well. Pinched out slightly, the rim is extremely easy to pour out the tea, and thin enough to prevent the fingers from the heat as well.The glazed interior makes all teas available for brewing in those gaiwans. We offer some teacups together with the gaiwan at the same style. If you are keen for a set, and please refer to the photos for more details.
Note: The gaiwan is designed originally by Chasing Tea . In pursuit of incorporating the routine life with the tea ware we are using every day, we are aimed to make a design with those elements that often appear in our daily life. If life is art, we all are artists then.