From TTNews Reporter Gang-wu Fan
Rising slowly, the white steam just like a curve goes with the shape of pot perfectly. It is like a unique picture. This icy smoke pot of Mu Tao Kiln really impressed me.
The icy smoke pot is made by Wun-si Chen who has had the reputation in the pottery circle. Mr. Chen left hometown and worked hard in the early years. Afterwards, back to Shueili where is famous for its history of pottery, he chose to live in obscurity leisurely in the mountain area. He has endeavored to make a variety of delicate ceramics more than ten years and held lots of exhibitions.
An icy smoke pot means literally that a pot raises the smoke. Your feeling will be delighted when you drink a cup of tea and appreciate that smoke curls upwards. After the hot water showers the surface of pot, the water adheres to the surface which has numerous needle holes. This condition produces the steam (icy smoke). It is quite complicated to make an icy smoke pot. You need to have good craftsmanship and good control of strength to make the needle holes spread equally on the surface of the pot. It could be the top-grade pottery.
Besides, you need to spend two days to finish an icy smoke pot. Because it is harmful to the eyesight, an output of icy smoke pot is less than before. The products of Mu Tao Kiln were tea pots in the past. Now, Mu Tao Kiln also produce the ceramics for admire and use.
Mr. Chen has taken out a patent on his design— icy smoke pots. Each pot which has different name, shape, and content is worth collecting. You can buy an icy smoke pot only at Mu Tao Kiln or the department store.
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