Christopher Jenner Thursday 06 Apr 2017
‘The Tea House’ by Christopher Jenner presents Yixing (ee-shing), a new collection of contemporary ceramic homeware, made using the famous purple Zisha clay from Yixing in Eastern China’s Jiangsu Province.
Yixing pottery can be traced back to the North Song Dynasty (960-1127 A.D.) when the properties of the material were celebrated as the finest in which to brew tea. Following a trip to China, Jenner discovered the clay and was captivated by its texture and richness of colour.
The collection reflects the desire of today’s consumer for narrative and heritage.
These simple, yet elegant pieces together comprise a complete tableware collection including a tea service, plates, storage jars, jugs, vases, plates and bowls all fired to the same rich, reddish characteristic colour.
A material study, the Yixing collection, designed by Christopher Jenner,
has been crafted by skilled artisans using ancient techniques practiced over centuries. Christopher Jenner’s design puts a contemporary edge on ceramics renowned for their qualities since the 9th century.