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Buncheong Matcha tea caddy by pottery master Park Yeon-Tea
Buncheong Matcha tea caddy by pottery master Park Yeon-Tea
Buncheong Matcha tea caddy by pottery master Park Yeon-Tea

Buncheong Matcha tea caddy by pottery master Park Yeon-Tea

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ARTIST Park Yeon Tae, Gaeunyo
ORIGIN Korea
AGE contemporary 
MATERIAL clay
CAPACITY 80ml 
STORY BEHIND THE CERAMIC

size: h:5cm w:4cm 

Small wood fired Matcha tea caddy with Buncheong glaze, also suitable for a small portion of other loose leaf tea. 

Park Yeon Tae, known as Gaeunyo, is one of the leading contemporary masters of Korean pottery. His art is deeply rooted in tradition and supported by his academic artistic education.

His exclusively wood-fired pottery expresses his endeavour to convey the core of traditional Korean tea culture to contemporary tea connoisseurs.

Devoted mostly to the Buncheong style of Korean pottery, he expresses the nature-bond and harmonious spirit of Korean tea culture.

Buncheong style, originating in the 14th century, is characterised by the use of dark, iron bearing clay, decorated with a white slip in various forms, and a clear glaze.

Sugu - the Korean vessel used to both cool down the water for tea and to accomodate the infusion once it is ready, is a very universal tea accessory and can also be used for tea originating in another tea tradition. The natural, ascetic form decorated with a white slip helps enjoy the tea moments to the fullest.