Wood-fired Tea Scoop
This extraordinarily beautiful tea scoop is part of a small collection of ceramics from Wei’s most recent wood-firing at the Shadbolt Centre of Arts in Burnaby, BC.
The tea scoop is thrown carefully by hand. To form the unique shape of this tea scoop, the shaping and trimming process took a total of five days. The pieces are air-dried for 3 days until they are bone dry before trimming and then bisque firing. The tea jar was wood-fired for 3 days in the kiln, with temperatures 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. The tea jar went into the kiln with no glaze on the inside and outside, and emerges with its own unique color, texture and sheen from the atmosphere inside the kiln.
This stunning tea scoop emerged from the kiln with a matte copper bronze hue. It is extremely thin and delicate, a result of patience, dedication and focus on the wheel. An extraordinary work of art to be cherished on the tea table for a lifetime.
Width: 78mm (widest point)
Length: 103mm (longest point)