The wood-fired teapot is handmade by a highly skilled potter based on De Hua , one of the important pottery centres in China. Based on experience and interest, he is trying to make a difference in wood-firing potteries by absorbing some new elements of decoration.
The teapot is textured by coarse sands inlaid into the surface of the pot with black speckles throughout the pot, giving the significant visual and textural contrast. It is also distinguished by a glassy effect on the left side and subtle dripping appearance on the right side of the pot, with the ash of pine tree colouring the pot patches of orange during firing. The potter blends different clays, whose multiple components release metallic sheen in the surface of the pot after 72h of firing.
The teapot is able to hold roughly 175ml liquid despite only medium size in appearance. So it looks more compact than a usual teapot with the same capacity of liquid. Multi-holes filter strains the tea in the spout which ensures a smooth pour without any drips. As the teapot stays in the kiln after being fired over 1300℃ 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 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.
Note : as the teapot has a little defect in the spout which we marked in a square, please refer to the photos for details. The defect is unnoticeable with no effect on using. but the price has been decreased nonetheless.