These pieces were fired in oxidation three times – first bisque to 940 degrees Celcius, then glaze-fired to 1245 degrees Celcius, then finally fired to 717 degrees to fuse the cherry blossom decals. The flower decoration is completely fixed on the glaze and will not come off in use.
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Sold – Cherry-blossom kyusu (90 ml), cup and tray – porcelain. 208 euro
Sold – Cherry-flower gaiwan (100ml), porcelain. 80 euro
Sold – Lidded mug (260ml) with cherry flowers and cobalt lines, porcelain. 82 euro
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Sold -Set: teapot 110ml and teaboat – 168 euro
This set consists of an unglazed, smooth iron-rich teapot 110ml. The pot is delightfully thinwalled and light at 82 grs. It pours fast and non-turbulent. Though taste may vary, this unglazed, reduction-fired clay has been appreciated for various oxidised teas (liubao, hongcha, pu’er shou). The teaboat measures 16,5 x 4,5 cm. The glaze is a so-called fake ash rivulet type, runny – glossy where thick, matte where thin.
Sold – Celadon blue kyusu 70ml and cup 70/100ml – 136 euro
Pale blue celadon glaze, achieved though heavy reduction in gas kiln. The blue is actually an optic illusion: it is the light travelling though the mass of bubbles suspended in the glaze that cause the piece to appear blue. That also explains why celadon and iron blues look so different in different light. The kyusu is made in porcelain. It has a smooth, precise pour.
Sold- Teadust shiboridashi, 85ml – 78 euro
Teadust is a glaze in the tenmoku (iron-saturated) family. With the addition of talc, magnesium or dolomite to a tenmoku recipe, the micro-crystals may start to form on the glaze surface – although it is easier said than done, as this glaze is sensitive to firing conditions. When it works, it is sweet. Porcellaneous clay, glazed inside out.
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Sold – Teadust teapot, dirty porcelain, 80ml – 98 euro
Sold -Clay taster set, 2 x unglazed gaiwan 110ml, total 120 euro/set
There are two sets available. One set consists of: a) one reduction fired gaiwan in high-iron, medium porous clay (appr. 3% porosity), and b) one lighter coloured reduction-fired, non-porous stoneware clay. Lid to body fit is perfect. While I don’t have consistent feedback for these two clays, they both reportedly have their qualities (for oxidised teas such as roasted wulongs, liubao, hongcha and pu’ers), and in side by side comparison you may find a space opens for some interesting tea moments. Tea lovers who use clay know that clay needs time; don’t expect instant results and don’t expect Yixing standard! These clays are greedy, they will steal flavour right until the moment they start to aid flavour.
Sold – Celadon kyusu 90ml and matching cup 100ml – 140 euro
Sold – Carbontrap shipiao-style teapot 85ml with plate – 155 euro
The gems from each firing are for sale here. Subscribe to get notified. Browse Etsy for a wider selection (next Etsy update Monday 29 March at 7PM Belgian time). To purchase, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping quote and payment information, or use form at the bottom of this page. (Please note that shipments to countries outside the EU may incur import duty and/or VAT, for which the buyer is responsible)
SOLD Faceted porcelain teapot, celadon, overhead handle, 75ml – 124 euro
SOLD Houhin, teadust, dirty porcelain, 100ml – 82 euro
SOLD Kyusu, dirty porcelain, slight carbontrap, 80ml – 106 euro
SOLD Xishi-shaped dirty porcelain teapot, nuka glaze, 85 ml – 106 euro