- Tea Knowledge
This tall mini gaiwan is the perfect daily driver for those who want to drink solo or in a flash brewing style without sacrificing elegance or quality. The fine porcelain has been sculpted into thin edges while the foot keeps a bit of weight, ensuring a low center of gravity despite its heightened profile. The dome of the lid excellently complements the slow taper of the body, revealing the artisan's subtlety and attention to detail, and the whole has been given a deliciously smooth glaze with the slightest blue tinge, making the appearance particularly bright.
Pair with the Charm Cup for a nifty tea set of casual elegance.
About the artist
Li Siqi is an emerging Jingdezhen potter. After graduating from the Fine Arts Department of Jiangxi Normal University, she spent half a year practicing ceramics at kilns in the southwest of China with a focus on sculpture and pottery. She fell in love with celadon and the Hutian kiln* (湖田窑), a famous kiln of the Song Dynasty, and has devoted herself to exploring the history of the craft.
In 2018, she established Qiwei (lit. ‘seven flavors’) Ceramics Studio in Jingdezhen, the capital of porcelain. It continues to inherit from the classic kilns, combining Song Dynasty gracefulness (Song Yun (宋韵), lit. ‘Song rhyme’) with modern lifestyles to create teaware with a historical touch for elegant yet practical chaxi.
*Hutian kiln is located is located in the Hutian Village, a suburb of Jingdezhen. The Hutian porcelain wares of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) were mainly decorated with fine patterns and made into beautiful shapes.