One of three celadon teabowls we commissioned from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia for 2016. Handcrafted of dark clay with a luscious white celadon glaze.
The shape of the bowl follows the same lines as a traditional tianmu bowl, with a wide opening tapering dramatically to a small, elegant foot. Details include a subtle indentation just below the bowl’s rim to conform to one’s lower lip, the beveled edge just above the foot, and the artist’s signature below the bowl.
The white celadon glaze is slightly under-fired to create a smooth, satiny feel. The crazing on the surface of the celadon is barely visible when new, but those lines will darken with use, giving the piece depth and character.
Because this is a hand-crafted piece, the shape of each bowl and the pattern of crazing will vary slightly.
volume 12.8 oz/380 ml • height 3.8" • diameter 5"
Using a tea bowl is one of the simplest ways to brew tea - Just add tea leaves, top with hot water, and wait for the leaves to sink to the bottom of the bowl as they re-hydrate. For best results, use a whole leaf tea with low tannin content.