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.
This artist, Wang, excels at using fallen ash to create the surface color and texture difference. This Mars III changes color from deep crimson to red, from red to black, and silver to grey; each side of this piece offers a different quality of beauty. The body of Mars III is round and full, a perfect combination of aesthetic and practical. This teapot a true piece of art, perfect for any collection.