Maker: Yue Chao
Clay: White Pearl (Zhēnzhū Bái 珍珠白)
Style: Chaozhou Gongfu Teacup
These tiny 25ml teacups are perfectly well suited for Chaozhou Gongfu brewing. There is something very unique about this production, as Chaozhou, home of the three-cup gongfu style rarely uses artisan cups, and hardly ever wood fires their porcelain. Thus, this set offers a unique confluence of two tea culture hubs in China: Jingdezhen and Chaozhou.
We are offering these cups in sets of three, as from their inception they have been envisioned as a complete set of Chaozhou Gongfu teacups.
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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 teaware.
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.