Yunnan Artisan Wood-fired Purple Impression Teacup Tea Bowl 柴烧窑变主人杯
These teacups are the creation of the famous pottery master Yang Zui hand-made from his art studio in Lingcang, Yunnan where pottery has been made for hundreds of years. Mr. Yang studied at Jingdezhen Ceramic University and learned from several prominent potter masters in Jian Shui before he opened his own studio. He's designated by the Yunnan governing authority as an inheritor of Yunnan province intangible cultural heritage. The glaze and the clay are extracted from the local clay material, in which the soil has abundant deposits of red, yellow, purple, white, and brownish elements. The clay used in this cup is white.
The cup was wood fired in his treasured dragon kiln that was built in Qianlong era of Qing dynasty, about 280 years ago. Using a dragon kiln with wood-firing is much harder to fire successfully than other power-sourced kilns. The temperature in dragon kiln can reach 1300 Celsius and use pine tree wood to fire about at least 25 hours in the kiln. The cups are a traditional Yuan Rong shape, meaning round and in harmony. It holds comfortably in your hand, perfect for an owner's cup (主人杯). The color changes in these cups are intriguing and pique our imagination.
Capacity: 150ml / 5oz