Horse & Poet Artist Series Wood Fired Gong Dao Bei

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This gong dao bei features a horse and poet painted with exceptionally fine lines. It holds approximately 175ml of liquid.

The product of a collaboration between several artists and a ceramics studio in Jingdezhen, our Vignette Series teacups represent a perfect marriage of art and tea. These cups are more than simply a vessel for tea; they are a canvas and inspiration for the artists who worked on them.

Each piece begins as any normal gong dao bei/teacup does. Various clays and glazes are used to form the cup, which is then wood fired for several days. The results of wood firing teaware is dependent on many factors, including clay composition, firing duration, location and placement in the kiln, shape of the kiln, type/composition of wood being burned, etc. Each cup comes out reflecting various degrees of kiln changes (窑变).

After this first firing has finished, the artist will choose a cups that they feel evoke a scene or subject. They then play off of the unintended patterns and colours from wood firing, developing a scene or subject of their own design. Each piece is hand painted in fine detail, also taking advantage of naturally occurring textures and designs in the negative space.

The piece is finally fired for a second time in order to seal in the artwork. The variables of wood firing, along with employing various artists to work on these pieces mean that every cup is absolutely unique and inimitable.

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 10.5 × 7 × 7.5 cm
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