Maker: Yue Chao
Clay: White Pearl (Zhēnzhū Bái 珍珠白)
Style: Hohin (Hand-held Teapot, aka bǎopíng hú 宝瓶壶)
Filter Type: Flat Net
Pour time: 2 seconds
This 110ml Hohin is a beautiful mix of the raw and the refined. The white sandy porcelain clay give the piece a thick feel like that of earthenware, while the wood fire creates flame patterns and intense colorations. The handling of this piece is superb and with such a fast pour, it is well suited for almost any type of tea. This style of handheld teapot can also be called a Shouzhua Hu (手抓壶) or a bǎopíng hú (宝瓶壶), the word Hohin however is Japanese in origin.
Check out other handheld teapots in the Hohin collection here!
This piece was made by the master ceramicist Yue Chao, who attained his Masters in Ceramics from the prestigious Beijing Central Arts Academy, and has been living and working in Jingdezhen since 2010.
Every piece has been hand thrown by him, trimmed and shaped, then wood fired over a period of three days at temperatures over 1300 degrees Celsius. As each piece is unique, we have listed them all separately to allow a greater connection between you and your future teapot.
Check out other pieces by Yue Chao here!
As every piece has been wood-fired, the slightly uneven flame and heat distribution in the kiln has created subtle variations on each piece in the form of crackled vitrified glazes, rough flame marks (火纹), and other unique elements to make each piece truly irreplaceable.
Read more about Yue and his potters studio here.