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Handmade Lacquer Art Ru Gaiwan

Handmade Lacquer Art Ru Gaiwan


Crafted By Feng Zi Studo

Lacquer arts in China date back over three thousand years to the Shang Dynasty. This spectacular piece draws on ancient tradition, combining lacquer with classic Ru Kiln ceramics. 

While the oldest lacquer wares are made from turned and carved wood, dipped in countless layers of resin, the problem in bringing this ancient craft into tea culture is lacquer’s dislike of boiling water. Feng Zi Studio takes up the challenge, by making the gaiwan material their stunning Ru, leaving the inside lacquer-free so that the cup can withstand generations of use.

The lacquer layer is built up over many applications, creating a soft smooth feeling, and a beautiful contrasting color to the blue Ru glaze. Shell inlay has always been a lacquer classic, but Fengzi takes tradition and makes it dreamy, swirling and perfectly modern.

All three pieces of the gaiwan feature a lacquer side and Ru side for stunning contrast. The gaiwan shape itself is perfect for any tea and the thick walls keep the brew insulated as it steeps, making your tea more aromatic and rich.

  • Technical Specifications

    • Weight : 327g
    • width : 10 cm
    • Height : 10.5 cm
    • capacity :~150ml

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