We know, Gargoyles are more western ornaments found on western medieval architecture but we found the name fitting based on the beastly facial features of these whimsical figurines. They are the work of Mr. Zhang, a young potter from Taichung who studied under Bai Zong-Ping and spent many years at Lin’s Ceramics beforehand. He now runs his own studio from his home. Known out west as tea pets, these tea table companions serve as more than just decorations among your tea equipage. M. Zhang designed a function around their facial features. When laid on their neck, their mouth openings can serve and resting places for stick-like objects like tea rakes, picks or even incense sticks. This new design features an owl figure which features a redesigned opening that allows gaiwan lids to rest on the owl’s head. If you prefer a dragon face they are available here, and tigers are here. As with all of his work, the shape and execution are precise, flawless and with great attention to detail. Finally, the finish is the result of days of slow wood firing in a traditional snake kiln. The aesthetic characteristics are purely accidental and the result of elements fusing during the firing process. The darker hues perfectly mimic the feathery coat of a grey owl. A Copper Mist streak adorns the back. What you see in the pictures is what you will get as this item is unique. Handmade in Taiwan.
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