This stunning side handled teapot is hand fired using a traditional crackle glaze technique known as Ru Ware. The crackles or "crazing" appear when the middle layer of glaze is cooled and contracts faster than the teapot body. A top layer of glaze is then applied to ensure the crackles retain their clean appearence and are protected from any impurities.
Our White Ru side handled ceramic teapot has a maximum capacity of 700ml. The teapot also includes a removable stainless steel tea infuser to for loose leaf tea.
What is Ru Ware?
Ru Ware was originally produced for the Imperial courts of the Song Dynasty (960 - 1127). The Ru kilns originated in Ruzhou, Henan Province and are particularly known for the small amounts of iron oxide in their glaze that oxidize and turn a greenish colour when fired.