Zisha Marble Cup
|Clay body||Custom blend of Yixing purple clay and porcelain
This unique 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.
For this special collection, Wei has created her own clay body with a custom blend of purple clay zisha from Yixing and local BC clay. Wei sourced the purple clay 紫砂 from the teapot master that she apprenticed under in Yixing 宜兴. The purple clay was aged for one year at Wei's studio.
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 degrees Celsius. It took 3 additional days for the wood-fired kiln to slowly drop in temperature. Each piece spent a total of 6 days in the kiln.
The cup has a very unique blend of clay body that consist of zisha purple clay and porcelain. The marble glaze has a beautiful two-toned swirl effect.
Each tea cup is unique and one-of-one pieces.
⌀: 61 mm
H: 29 mm