Fong Choo

These diminutive teapots are created utilizing hand built and wheel thrown techniques, using porcelain and stoneware clays.
After a first firing, pieces are glazed with jewel toned glazes initially using an airbrush and then building up layers of color with a brush. In order to achieve the effect desired, the work is glazed using a low fire glaze and fired to a much higher temperature than its original temperature.
Many times these pieces suffer the rigors of the fire and are lost in the process. Glazes can run off the pot and warping is an inherent part of the process. It is this over melting of the glazes that creates the luscious, drippy effects.

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