100ml Rouge Series Cup by Taoshan Studio 桃山房
Photo is of actual cup.
This cup is part of the artist Lei Jie's "Rouge Series." The pale grey, white, and pinks of the cup are inspired by the character Cheng Die Yi 程蝶衣 (played by the great Leslie Cheung) who plays the concubine Consort Yu in the Peking opera, Farewell my Concubine 霸王别姬 in the movie of the same name.
Taoshan Studio is dedicated to producing elegantly practical clay tea ware by hand. The studio has become known in Jingdezhen for its beautifully minimalist design and the great craftmanship. The colors and patterns are the result of the artist, Lei Jie, adding minerals to the outside of the glaze or placing them right beside the piece during the firing process. During firing the material reacts and transfers color to the surface of the ceramic. This technique can be seen in his "Rouge Series," "White Jade Series," and the"Water Ink Painting Series". Because of the element of chance in size, color and pattern of the technique, each piece is entirely unique.