Fire & Ash
This tea cup is part of a small collection of ceramics from Wei’s most recent wood-firing at the Shadbolt Centre of Arts in Burnaby, BC.
Wei throws each cup carefully by hand. The pieces are air-dried for 3 days until they are bone dry before trimming and then bisque firing. The cup was wood-fired for 3 days in the kiln, with temperatures maintained at 1400°C. It took around 3 additional days for the wood-fired kiln to slowly drop in temperature, so each piece spent a total of 6 days in the kiln. The cup goes into the kiln without any glaze and emerges with its own unique color, texture and sheen from the atmosphere inside the kiln.
This beautiful tea cup emerged from the kiln with stunning bright orange and greyish-blue hues on the outside. The orange hues have a beautiful sheen, and the greyish-blue is matte and textured. The inside is a matte salmon pink color. A truly beautiful and unique cup.
Rinse and hand wash only. Please do not put in the dishwasher.