Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dong Cheon Tea Ware

Many tea drinkers are beginning to discover the wonderful teas produced by Dong Cheon Tea.  This post will introduce you to the large variety of hand formed tea ware produced for sale in their tea shop in Insadong, Seoul.  We are offering these items primarily as "shop items" rather than for individual purchase.  We do not carry these items in stock ever.  If you as an individual are interested in a small amount of this tea ware contact us to see if there is a store near you.  If you are interested in purchasing 5 or more items we may be able to help directly. Contact us.  If you have a legitimate tea ware outlet, contact us for great wholesale prices.  
Insadong is one of Seoul's more important art, antique and tea centers.  When you are in Seoul, it is a must see area to visit.  Join us on our next Tea Tour Korea.
I actually debated if I should post these images or not.  These images were taken with a cell phone so the true color and character of the ware will not be seen to its fullest.  I decided to post these because I lost other images due to the theft of my laptop computer and will replace images here as I am able to get better ones from Korea.  
It is about time you knew about the availability of this and the other tea ware we have been adding to our artists list and will be posting here.   Follow us officially to be informed when they are available.
All of this work is hand formed in Korea and exclusive to Dong Cheon Tea.  All prices are retail in Korea.  If you are a tea business, contact us at Morning Crane Tea for wholesale inquiries.

Teacup or Gaein Dagi Sets 다기

These Korean tea cup sets come in a variety of colors with and without handles.  Along with the travel sets, they are great for individual brewing.   See other color options below.  Retail prices in Korea run from $15.00 to $20.00 USD.  Wholesale prices on request from legitimate retail outlets depend on the number ordered.

Travel or Yeohanggi Sets 여행기

Blue and white porcelain travel set with two cups. Retail in Korea for $29.95. Wholesale prices on request from legitimate retail outlets. 

Reduction spot travel set with one cup. Retail in Korea $24.00.  Wholesale prices on request from legitimate retail outlets depend on the number ordered.  These come in a variety of colors.  Contact us

Teapot or Dagi Sets 다기
This celadon teapot set with three cups retails for $97.50 in Korea.  Teapot sets come in 3 or 5 cup sets with teapot, cooling bowl and other items.  Wholesale prices on request from legitimate retail outlets.

This 3 cup copper red teapot set (two in image) is $95.00 retail in Korea.   Wholesale prices on request.  Contact us.
Color Options

Here are a few of the color options available.  See also above the blue and white and spot reduction examples.  The Korean Cup sets, Travel Sets and Tea Pots all come in the various options shown.  All are hand formed and fired in reduction.  Please contact us for wholesale prices if you are a legitimate retail outlet.  Prices are plus shipment from Seoul.  Contact us.
The above items are offered by Dong Cheon Tea.  To access a sale of their teas click here.  You will note that that sale has ended but if you contact me and tell me you saw that sale here, I may be able to sell you the tea at the same prices.   
Our goal is to make this site the go to site for tea ware on the web.  We have a wide collection of outstanding tea ware artists including some of the most highly respected artists in Korea.
You may be wondering why I became interested in offering selected Korean tea ware and teas.  In spite of what you may think it is not for financial gain.  I could make much more doing other things.  However, as you know neither Korean tea nor Korean tea ware artists have been widely available to the Western market.  On our many trips to Korea we have found many excellent ceramic artists and fine tea producers.  We formed Morning Crane Tea simply to help those tea ware artists and tea producers expand their market to the West.  Essentially we did it for them and for you who are interested in Korean tea and tea ware.  It is simply a way of giving back.     
We hope that you will join us by becoming an official "public" member of this site.   This is the blog where we will introduce  new tea ware artists throughout 2012.  Having difficulty joining?  Contact us and we may be able to help.


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  2. Arthur...the "Reduction spot travel set with one cup" appears to have a striking resemblance to a similar set i purchased in 남포동(nampodong) in busan a few months ago...

    what is this artist's name mark which they imprint on their work??

    please look at my recent post and let me know if these are completely different artists or not?

    my recent post which has one photo of the artist's mark:

  3. Hi Gabe, I hope I answered this in person years ago but if not here it is. They are not the same artist. Your artist has small iron spots in the clay body and there are none in the clay body used by the artist we source.
    That said, I would urge other readers to copy your link and paste it on the URL line to read a great post on this type of teaware. I am sorry it is not an active link.