This small teapot is made by both kiln-fired glaze variations and cracked glaze craft. Because kiln alteration techniques enable an exciting and dynamic way to create different red colour glazes on this teacup, each teacup is unique and made by hand, with no two being exactly alike. The phenomenon of crystal formation is caused by a kiln altered in a cup, commonly known as “crystal flowers”.
Besides that, the unique cracked glaze technique used creates beautiful patterns on the cup’s surface. Over time as it is soaked with tea soup, and the resulting variations in the pattern make each piece truly outstanding and add more enjoyment to the tea-drinking experience.
- Kiln-fired glaze variations are often unpredictable and can result in a wide range of colours from a single firing.
- The porosity of ceramics varies depending on the materials used, the recipe, the pressure applied, the duration of pressure, the thickness of the body, the firing temperature, and the duration of firing. Generally, the finer the porcelain, the smaller the pores, while the coarser the pottery, the larger the pores.
- Since porcelain is made from clay, the amount of iron spots present in the clay varies depending on the mineral content of the soil. These iron spots are harmless and do not affect the use of the porcelain. Removing them would require the use of chemical materials, which can be damaging to high-quality porcelain.
- Handmade products are not perfect, and each piece can have differences in size, shape, colour, and other aspects.