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OVER 72 HOURS OF PRECISION HANDCRAFTING

Each piece of  JIAN CUP undergoes dutiful handcrafting taking more than 72 hours to finish. Craftsmanship is very important to us: it is the high quality of our craftsman work that makes each piece of Tenmoku pottery so special. Our artisan craftsman train for years to create stunning pieces that you can both use in your everyday life and display as works of art. Each JIAN CUP piece is lovingly created by hand, ensuring that each piece is truly unique.

 

OWN A MASTERPIECE IN TEAWARE INDUSTRY

What makes these teaware so special is both their unique shape and their specialist glaze. JIAN CUP are bowl shaped, but with a wide brim that allows the tea to stew and cool perfectly. They are glazed at a very high heat using a glaze with a high iron content, which creates a blackened and distinctively beautiful pattern that is unique only to Jianzhan Tenmoku pottery.

 

ELEGENT GIFT ITEM & GORGEOUS PRESENTATION BOX

JIAN CUP masterpieces are perfectly suited to be used as elegant gift items for all occasions. You can either shop one for yourself or a loved one when there’s need for a gift. These beautifully-crafted designs will serve as the ideal gift for weddings, birthday parties, Christmas get-togethers, office parties, housewarming, reunions or any family hangouts. All our tea ware comes with an elegant presentation box.

 

HEAT PRESERVATION & IMPROVE THE TASTE

Many people say that no matter the liquor, water or coffee, will all become more mellow and delicious when they are in a JIAN CUP. That is because the special functional design of JIAN CUP for its iron content, sand content, as well as the thickness of the cup embryo and glaze. Therefore, using Jian Zhan to drink tea, it can help to preserve the heat for a long time and to improve the alkalinity in the tea liquid, so that to ensure the taste of tea, and also stimulate and enhance the aroma of the tea.

* Real 3D Golden Peacock at the bottom of the Cup *

Capacity Diameter Depth
130 ml 9.3 CM 5 CM
Heat Resistent Food-Safe Dishwasher
150°C
Microwave Direct Heat on Stove

Product Features
+ High Firing Temperature (1300 Celcius)
+ Heat Preservation & Improve the Taste
+ Over 72 Hours of Precision Handcrafting
+ Own a Masterpiece in Teaware Industry
+ Ideal for Art Collection
+ Elegant Gift Item with Gorgeous Box
+ Perfect Use for All Occasions

Notice: Due to the transmutation in kiln, the pattern on each teaware will be slightly different. Therefore, every Jian zhan is unique and special, but it will be remained generally the same.

Jian Zhan Tenmoku Tea Cups Making Process
  1. Clay selection. The glaze and clay of Jian Zhan need to have high iron content. Other kilns in Song Dynasty have tried to imitate Jian Zhan, but they usually cannot succeed for the minerals in their geographic location can hardly meet the standards of making a Jian Zhan.
  2. Crushing. To place the prepared clay and glaze in a machine for pulverization
  3. Washing and sieve. The thickness of the clay or glaze should be moderate. After sieved, the clay need to be put into the slurry tank, while the glaze need to placed in the glaze pool.
  4. Chen Fu, which is a ceramic terminology, refers to place the clay in a room away from sunlight and air, keep a certain temperature and humidity, and store it for a while.
  5. Knead the clay. This process is aimed to further remove the air and impurities in the clay, make the mud dense, uniform humidity, and facilitate forming, meanwhile, it also prevents the clay from drying and cracking during post-production.
  6. Shaping, usually divided into hand shaping and machine shaping.
  7. Modification. The traditional shape of Jian Zhan is mainly shallow circle foot, and the base part and the “inner ring ” of the foot need to be modified by knife.
  8. Kiln the unglazed Jian Zhan. This process can increase the mechanical strength of the clay, and also remove a part of the cracked and fragile Jian Zhan in advance.
  9. Blend glaze. The glaze formula of the ancient method is to use natural iron ore glaze and plant ash. These two simple substances can compose the beautiful glaze, which looks incredible, but the craft of making Jian Zhan is to use the simplest materials to creat the most mysterious crystals.
  10. Glazed. One of the big featured of Jian Zhan crafting is the half-glazed. Ancient people would specially design a glaze line to facilitate the control of the glaze range. Glazing also needs very skillful technique, ensure the glaze moderate. If thin, the room for the growth of crystal is too small to produce a delicate works; if too thick, the glaze may easy to stick to the bottom.
  11. Put into the kiln. There usually need to place a layer of alumina powder on the bottom to avoid stick.
  12. Kiln and fire the Jian Zhan. The kiln is the most important process of making Jian Zhan. If the time, degree and frequency of reduction are not well mastered, the desired glaze color will not be successfully created. After put into the kiln, the master must be concentrate on controlling the degree of reduction and not leave for a long time.
  13. Finishing kiln. After kiln, due to various restrictions on the making process, each kiln will inevitably produce defective products, which must be disposed of on site. Products that pass the quality inspection can be sold.

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