Zhang is not an artist. He is a craftsman. His team of people have hands that can turn a lump of clay into pots and cups with precision and in no time, almost like magic. They make tea vessels for us for practical use, in understated design. Coming from a humble tea tradition, that is only natural for them. They are from Chaozhou, where gongfu tea is more normal than cola.
“Quail Egg” Tea-for-one is light yet sturdy and strong. The matt glaze finish matches with the non-glazed cup rim and pot bottom to complete both the visual and tactile rustic theme of the design. Comes with cushioned wooden box for travelling or as a gift.
Pot capacity: 120ml Material: Stoneware with matt glaze in quail egg pattern Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China Packing: Wooden gift box with lock and polystyrene cushions Content: 1 infusion vessel, 1 cup This is a semi-handmade item. Slight variations in color, pattern, shape and details from the particular one used in these pictures should be expected.
Artist: (in the name of) Shi Xiao Ma, National Senior Master Industrial Artist Pot name/style: Fanggu (In the shape of the ancient drum) 2011 (signed 1976) Material: Da Hong Pao Capacity: 275 ml （仿）施小馬（國家高級工藝美術師）2011 (題1976) 大紅袍泥