Capacity: Approximately 160ml
This side handle teapot was handmade by Jingdezhen Master Lee Shanming. He has devoted himself to the art of ruyao or "ru kiln" for over 15 years. His signature is on the bottom of the cup, it says "Shan." "Shan" is the middle character of the artist's name, it means kindness, "yin" means to hide yourself. "Shan Yin" describes the philosophy of the artist, which is to be kind and to be low key.
Shan Kiln ruyao has a glow and a depth that are a result of the ruyao glaze recipes of the studio. When firing the pottery, and as the body expands, crazing appears on the surface of the glaze. These 开片 or "opening cracks," are found on all ruyao and will expand on the glaze with use. They give each piece its unique character.