Selection of ceramic Gai Wan.
is the oldest traditional handicraft skill of Han people.
It has been around more than 6000 years.
It is simply formed clay or clay mixture and burned in the kiln but its distinctive by the style.
The handcrafted pottery with around 4000 years of history. As the name suggests the pottery is made by Dai minority by their traditional technique called slow wheel,and the whole processes involves more than 10 steps. Dai tao was originally made only by women and was used as ordinary utensils or religious artefacts . Nowadays is very hard to find really good dai tao in the market.
Zi Tao - Gaiwan selection of The purple pottery -
with more than 900 years history ( Song Dynasty ).
Since Qing Dynasty people started to make purple pottery in many
different ways like pots, vases, jars, tea-sets, tableware, etc.
Jianshui clay can be found in different colors , such as red, yellow, gray, blue with white. , Jianshui pottery belong in top four potteries in China.
Jianshui Zitao Gaiwan in dark brown color with smooth outer surface and flower decoration. The gaiwan itself is bit heavier than regular porcelain gaiwans, so not recommended for beginners , unless used as a decoration. The edges are made well , so no burning fingers as it might be a problem with some Jianshui made gaiwan.
Fu Gui Ji Xiang / 富贵吉祥 ( wealth and good fortune ) typical wish for Chinese New Year.Hand made Jianshui Zitao Gaiwan in black color with Yunnan farmer decoration. The gaiwan itself is bit heavier than regular porcelain gaiwans, but the small size is very comfortable even in beginner's hand. As it's noticeable that shaping is not perfect ( since it's...
Tao LI Tian XIa / 桃李天下 ( peaches and plums everywhere ) when the fruits harvest season comes up, there’s lots peaches and plums in the garden which also describes as double meaning of the teacher who has lot's of students.Hand made Jianshui Zitao Gaiwan with polished brown feature on lid which sits perfectly. Hand painted calligraphy and flower...