This rotund tea pot has a rough stone like finish dappled with dark natural colours of clay that range from, charcoal black, to rust reds, and a limestone white. A solid patinated iron handle with a thoughtfully curved profile gracefully arches above the pot. The base of this piece is anchored with a flat surface. The lid has round edge with a shadow gap detail, and a small humble handle.
About the Artist
Born in Luzhou, Sichuan province of China in 1987, Cheng Wei graduated from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in 2010 and went on to set up his own studio. After being inspired by a natural wood firing process in 2013, he established his personal brand Songfeng House.
Cheng’s practice mainly revolves around teaware, favouring clay with a high iron content. “Personally, I feel that teaware made with high iron clay is perfect for tea making because the material enriches the flavour of tea. My teaware will change over time with use. Most of my teaware is left naturally finished with no glaze, and some I prefer to treat the surface with expressive layers of clay, which present a sense of age and the passing of time.”
Through an eclectic range of forms and finishes, Cheng Wei’s harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary, organic and refined, ancient and contemporary, create an exciting and endlessly unique collection.