Stoneware Clay and Weathered Wood Sidehandle Pot
Master-crafted by potter Ruo Shi with local clay and wood in Miaoli, Taiwan. The high mineral content of the clay softens and smooths water during brewing, and the clay resists impact by seasoning so that you can use it for many different kinds of tea. Each pot is unique, recalling an array of rock surfaces, shimmering geode dimensionality and earthen depth. With whorled wood grain handles appearing like bamboo or gnarled tree roots, each pot contains manifold unique characteristics. The pots are woodfired in a kiln over four days with charcoal from a special local wood that falls as a cloud of ash over the pottery and melts unevenly. This process gives the unexpected and stunning variation on the surfaces of the pottery. The wood most commonly used for the handles is dragon cedar or Qi Lin Xiang, often from old trees, rustic and weathered by time. Each pot demonstrates a love of Nature and Tea, thus making them the ideal pots for Living Tea.
The size of this pot is ideal for 4 to 6 people in a tea ceremony. One can always do double-steepings for larger groups.