The wood-fired teapot is hand-thrown and fired by a skilled potter, Wu in Jingdezhen who has engaged in crafting pottery for 27 years since his young apprenticeship. Wu is known for inimitable milky-way patterns on wood-fired works which is a result of his time spent on endless trials. He blends the ceramic or clay himself and develops a unique firing technique so as to extend the range of wood-fired possibilities to the utmost extent, and to create something which is capable of sparkling in the eyes .
Made of yet refined clay rich in iron, the understated teapot stands out for a complex surface made up of two apparently different “faces”. One side has a vitrified white surface with faint cracks while the other side glitters like iron, providing a significant visual contrast. Rich in iron, the teapot is stunning with the metallic sheen resulted from an interaction with the ash and flame during a complicated process of wood firing.
The teapot has capacity to hold 130 ml liquid roughly. Multi-holes filter strains the tea in the spout which ensures a smooth pour.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 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.