The side-handle teapots are made by the potter Liu Xinlong from Jingdezhen , the capital of pottery in China. Liu’s works are admired for its spectacular and surprising color as a result of a decade spent in wood firing. He is aimed to discover a wide array of kiln changes which will make pieces come out with pleasing vibrancy or subtlety in unexpected patterns.
Both teapots are formed by throwing unglazed white kaolin clay, then coloured after 3 days and nights of wood-firing in a kiln. At the first sight of both teapots, it recalled us the days when we were lying down in the desert with the starry sky during the journey to Egypt. The orange part at the bottom looks like the desert, while a speckled effect of orange and grey forms a starry sky at the top. The spectacular landscape on the surface is not actually created on purpose, but rather dusted with the ash of wood by chance in the kiln of over 1300 ℃.
Both teapots hold approximately 150ml of liquid with 21 holes ball filter. Expertly connected into the body of teach pot, the spout is able to embrace smooth pour and sharp stop of pour without drips. The glossy surface offers pleasure to touch, and chunky end of side-handle is practical in griping in the right hand with the thumb on the lid.
Please pay attention that as the teapot is not glazed on the inside , we suggest the user of the teapot devote it to a kind of tea for better “nourishing”. Therefore the taste of tea will be improved gradually after long-term brewing the same tea in the teapot. For these reasons, it shall not be washed using detergents, but rather water only.