I thought I’d post some pictures of a visit I had to Chen Qi Nan’s studio last week.
This man makes some really beautiful teaware. In past years he was an engineer, then gave it up to devote his time to making pottery and throughout he drank tea and practiced Qi Gong. These different aspects of his life come through perfectly in his work – his pieces have the practical construction of an engineer, the functionality that a tea drinker would wish for and the art and spirit of someone who has a feeling for more subtle things.
Many pieces he makes using pieces of wood he finds in the mountains and clay that he produces from grinding and mixing different stones he finds.
The results are truly amazing pieces of tea art.
you can click on the pictures for a better view…
(more photos on my flickr page – follow the links in the pictures)