Friday, April 30, 2010


There are many ceramic artists who create wonderful tea ware.  We have had the good fortune to get to know some of them.  It is their work that we will offer here at wholesale prices for the broader dealer market.
The tea ware market is flooded with inexpensive mass produced items that sell on the teashop shelf at very reasonable even 'cheap' prices.  The ware we offer will be hand formed and decorated, and will be produced by highly skilled artists.  Some of our artists, particularly those with international reputations, will be represented only on our Morning Earth Gallery on-line.  Contact us for links to those artists.  Morning Crane Tea ware is moderately priced high quality tea ware produced by highly skilled artists.  We hope that you will find Morning Crane Tea Ware a welcome addition to the tea ware world.
The background photo in our title is taken from a small part of our collection.  That title will change from time to time.  Please become part of the Morning Crane Tea Family by becoming a 'follower' of this blog.  Your suggestions and comments are welcome.
Primarily we sell our items to businesses but will reserve some work for our blog Morning Crane Tea Ware Family members, also at discount prices.
Tea ware on this blog are items we offer or items we are considering.  You are invited to share your opinions in both cases.
Join us also on our main blog Morning Crane Tea where we introduce individual tea ware artists, some of whom we represent as their international agent and who's work is seen on the Morning Earth Gallery on-line.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gangjin Tea Caddies

Historically, the finest celadon in the world was produced in Gangjin, Korea.  More than 80% of the historic Korean celadon found in museums around the world was made in Gangjin.
Now through a special arrangement with a small group of celadon artists in Gangjin we are able to introduce a selection of beautiful tea caddies.
The tea caddies you find below are the prototypes for tea caddies from our Gangjin collection.  The artists who created them include Kim Yu-sung and Shin Byung-suk both of whom have won the coveted Grand Prize for their celadon at the International Gangjin Celadon Festival.  We are honored to have them participate in this project.
Each tea caddy is hand formed, hand decorated and double lidded to help preserve the freshness of the tea.  Two of the tea caddies use buncheong methods of decorating and are not strictly celadon.  All tea caddies can be made both decorated and without decoration. At the time of this posting, I have not yet received the sizes or costs but decided to create this post to get your reactions to the work.
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We hope that you enjoyed seeing these tea caddies.  Our Gangjin collection is just the first of several collections we will be offering.  I am in awe of the color these Korean artists are able to achieve in their celadon.  But we know that some tea connoisseurs prefer a more rustic look.  We are working on expanding our collection to bring you a great variety of high quality tea ware at reasonable prices. You may even see onggi offered here.   If you like the work we are trying to do please recommend us and this blog site to the teashop near you.  Then tell us you recommended them through the email you find on our profile page.