Yellow Kiln Change Ceramic Cup

100 mL

This unusual thick-glazed ceramic cup is dappled all over with cloudy patches of yellow and white against a warm brown background.

$10.00

18 in stock


This unusual thick-glazed ceramic cup is dappled all over with cloudy patches of yellow and white against a warm brown background. The wide mouth and shallow bowl shape is good for cooling hot tea quickly.

This ceramic cup is made in the Yao Bian “kiln change” style, which was very popular in the Song Dynasty. The technique involves changing the temperature of the kiln during firing, in order to adjust the rate at which glaze slowly drips down the sides and create color variations. This requires a high level of ceramic making skill.