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.
This stunning cup has a beautiful shape that fits perfectly in the hands. The shino glaze emerged from the kiln with soothing peach-colored hues and unique cracklings.
Please note that crazing and cracklings will develop in the glaze on the inside. We highly recommend rinsing the cup after each use.