The teacup is handmade by a skilled potter Wu in Jingdezhen who has engaged in making potteries for 27 years since his young apprenticeship. Looking through his wood-fired potteries , we are impressed by the uncommon appearance of his work of art which reflects fully his bumble personality and endless effort in extending the range of wood-fired possibilities .
Being fired for 3 days and nights in the kiln, the unglazed white teacup turns out complex of surface. It is textured with black lightning-like dripping and smoky effect around. The interior is distinguished by a brilliant interplay between brown, pale-purple, green and white colouring, providing a lovely visual contrast. Looking deeper on the inside, light green crystal detains at the bottom with faint crackles. The thin wall and coarse texture give the teacup metal-like appearance.
The teacup holds 100ml of liquid. The rim pinched delicately out is extreme thin which prevents the fingers from heat and the lightweight character makes it pleasing to hold.Regardless of delicate appearance, the clay used is strong and practical in using without much worry of fragility.