Shooting Stars 01
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 are maintained at 1400 degrees Celsius. 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 beautiful small tea cup has striking golden spots on the outside, resembling shooting stars in the sky. The inside is a deep and rich orange hue from the shino glaze. There are rich cracklings on the outside. A precious beauty that will enhance your daily tea ritual.
Each tea cup is one-of-a-kind.
Please note that crazing and cracklings will develop in the glaze on the inside. We highly recommend rinsing the cup after each use.