This amazing teapot is a handmade, one-of-a-kind, wood fired teapot. Wood firing is a more labor intensive process than other firing methods because the wood has to be manually loaded into the kiln and the fire stoked until the temperature climbs to 2350°F. The artist then has to keep the kiln at a constant temperature for many days to properly fire the teaware. Great skill is needed to achieve success with this method.
The artist will arrange the teaware within the kiln with purpose because the teaware’s location within the kiln determines how it will glaze. During wood firing, unglazed pieces are coated with wood ash, which when heated to a high temperature, will melt and create a natural glaze on the pottery. Colors can range from red, orange, yellow to green, and grey or black depending on the kind of wood used and the firing method. As a result, all wood fired teaware is one-of-a-kind.
The works of this artist, Yan, combine modern aesthetic and simplicity. For this specific wood fired teapot, Pine, the shape and texture are simple yet elegant, and as a final touch, the artist placed a turquoise stone dressing at the knob as a successful final touch of this teapot.