Gallop 2014: Old Rock Clay Special Collection of Tea Set for the Year of Horse
Gallop 2014: Old Rock Clay Special Collection of Tea Set for the Year of HorseGallant horses were the common reward that ancient kings bestowed on princes and nobles as a symbol of prestige and glory. Symbolizing a dragon descended on earth, gallant horses are often used to compare with men of noble character or represent great talents for their heroic and spirited bearing and integral and honorable character. In Oriental culture, horses are also the symbol of strength, ascension, positivity, and auspice. Horses have been the subject matter of artists and writers over time for their high-spirited taste.
2014 marks the year of horse. To celebrate this year of ascension and vigor, Lin’s Ceramics Studio specially presents the Gallop 2014 old rock clay tea set. Inspired by the image of galloping horses and in the ink-wash style, the maker has freely translated the heroic and spirited postures of horses across the teapot, cups, serving pot, tea pad, and so on made with the changeful old rock clay. With the randomly added spot decorations, the entire picture is like falling floral pedals gazing across.
- Style: The handle in the flying horsetail style spreads the idea of riding on the crest of success. The relief of the Galloping Horse of Beihong Xu is carved inside as the clay animal that brings fun and good luck to drinkers.
- Glazed Spots: Glazed spots are the unique hoof marks on each pot.
- Material: Made with natural rock and potter, old rock clay can best present the purity and aroma of severely fermented or fully fermented tea.
- Artistic Conception: The drains on the tray are like the gallops of horses running on the magnificence of land.
Happy Times in the alley
Through acute observations into daily life and the will of promoting “Every Day is a Beautiful Day” ideal, the main focus of “Through the Tracery” is to foster a conversation between Asia and Europe, bridging its gaps, by bringing together design teams from all over the world, inducing eastern cultural aesthetics into western forms through the innovative the “River-Stone Tea Set” and “Divan Tea Set” and expand into the European and American territories. The “Swimming Fish Gaiwan” is specially designed for this exhibition to be the visual focus. Utilizing the classic brown-white dual colors, it employs a minimalistic design, and acts as a historical testimony to how Lin’s Ceramics Studio, under the guidance of the company founder Lin, Jung-Kuo, stood up to any challenge since its establishment in 1983.