Tea pourer (medium, 2023)
Singular piece, ceramic, black, unglazed
This uniquely elegant tea pourer appears to balance itself on its nearly triangular pedestal. Yet it maintains its stance, elevating the space it occupies with its refined and structural presence. The elegantly shaped ends of the vessel not only suggest its potential use as a tea pourer but also invite diverse interpretations. The very thin porcelain underlines the excellence in craftsmanship and the dedication that has gone into creating this unique piece.
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Crafted entirely by Helga’s hands on the potter’s wheel, each piece is unique, without any possibility of replication. Skilfully crafted, this thin Ming porcelain piece gains its lasting strength during oxidation firing at 1,340°.
This piece features an accompanying red thread, a recurring motif in Helga Ritsch’s work. This unexpected object of daily use seamlessly integrates with the vessel and adds more character to it. Over time, this delicate decorative element might detach itself from the vessel – a “loss” that isn’t truly a loss, as it symbolises your ongoing appreciation and use of the piece.
The tea pourer bears the artist’s signature and stamp, and is created at her atelier, located within her 400-year-old home in Soazza, a village of just over 300 inhabitants nestled in the Swiss mountains.
160 g, height 60 mm, diameter 140 mm
The tea pourer is dishwasher safe. However, once you hold your piece in your hands, you will probably prefer to care for it personally. We recommend handwashing it gently with a soft sponge and thoroughly drying it. Do not wash it with any cleansing agents and avoid using abrasive, metal or wood sponges. It must not be directly exposed to temperature shocks, whether from a flame, conventional oven, microwave, induction cooktop, freezer, refrigerator or other source of heat or cold. Avoid any shocks or friction. If you care for it, it will last a lifetime and beyond, unless it is accidentally dropped or shattered. Over time, this unglazed piece may develop a distinct patina, a natural transformation influenced by its purpose and usage. Evolving at its own unhurried pace, this process enriches your piece, rendering it truly one of a kind.
Every porcelain object is meticulously packaged to ensure its safe delivery. In the rare event of any cracks occurring during shipping, please reach out to us within a week after delivery.