Teacup Celadon
Haitang Light

Zhang Weijing

Beautiful light jade celadon teacup shaped like a flowering Chinese crab apple (Haitang), coated in a glossy glaze with faint crackles that will become more prounounced over time. Handcrafted by the promising young Chinese ceramic artist Zhang Weijing at his independent studio in Longquan, where exquisite greenwares have been produced since the 10th century.
Product Teacup, light jade
Origin Longquan, Zhejiang, China
Ceramic style Celadon
Artist Zhang Weijing
Volume 80ml
Dimensions Ø8.5 x 4.5cm
Material Porcelain

Each item is handmade and unique therefore measurements and colour may vary slightly


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Zhang Weijing 張偉靖

Born in Dongyang, Zhejiang province on the eastern coast of China in 1990, Zhang Weijing is a young, up-and-coming ceramic artist based in Longquan: a city in his home province long famed for its fine celadon wares. After graduating from Lishui University in ceramic art design in 2011 he then studied under Yan Weien to hone his ceramic design and celadon firing skills. In 2013 he established the Fanwu Ceramics Studio (凡若窯) in Longquan, where he develops unique glazes to create his distinctive works.

Pin Ming Bei

Legendary Chinese tea master, Lu Yu (733-804), aka “the Sage of Tea”, regarded frugality and restraint as essential to the art of the tea connoisseur. Few tea accessories encapsulate these qualities quite as effectively as the tiny Pin Ming Bei cup (literally “tasting tea cup”) designed for sipping, rather than gulping, thereby encouraging the user to focus on and savour the taste of the tea. This is especially pertinent for fine Chinese teas that subtly evolve with each infusion, taking the drinker on a flavour journey. Full-bodied Oolong teas in particular, with a stronger taste and aroma, are best enjoyed in small sips.


Revered for its likeness to jade, celadon ceramics, also known as greenware, have been produced in China as far back as the Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BC). Traditional celadon glazes contain iron oxide, which transform into various lustrous shades of green – from deep olive to the palest blue- and grey-greens – when fired at high temperatures in a reduction oven. Celadon wares dominated the East Asian ceramic landscape for centuries, reaching its peak during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), after which blue-and-white Jingdezhen porcelain took pride of place.

Longquan Celadon

From the 10th century, greenwares from Longquan in Zhejiang province were particularly prized for their exquisite jade-like glaze. During the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) Longquan celadons ranged from light yellow-green to dark olive hues, evolving to pastel and sea-green shades come the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) – which were especially popular and widely imitated in Korea and Japan. Longquan celadons are typically unadorned so as not to distract from the beauty of the glaze.


Dishwasher-safe however washing gently by hand recommended.

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