The woodfired kyusu is made by the studio Dilu based in Jingdezhen (check here to learn about Dilu).
Made of unglazed dark clay, the woodfired kyusu features an understated, yet refined and copper-like appearance which resulted from the interaction with ash and flame during a few days straight of wood firing. It Is speckled with dull pockmarks throughout the kyusu , making it feel bumpy and giving textural and visual contrast. It also stands out by the waved lines etched into the body, providing esthetical enhancement.
Finished with an extremely thin wall , the kyusu is literally light weight and delicate in hand. Even though it holds roughly 180ml liquid, it looks smaller than the normal one in the same size. As the teapot is fired over 1300℃ in a kiln for 3 days and nights, the lid is not as fitting as zisha teapot, but it won't affect on use during the process of tea brewing.
Please note that as the kyusu is not glazed on the inside , we suggest the user of the kyusu 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 kyusu. For these reasons, it shall not be washed using detergents, but rather water only.