The Charm of Artisanal Teawares
150 x 210mm
Hardcover
2017.10

The Charm of Artisanal Teawares is a book on tea culture and the art of artisanal teawares, unveiling the beauty and aesthetic aspects of art in quotidian life.

The East is an area with a long history of tea cultures. Legends of the tea masters, teawares, and traditional artisans have been passed down through generations. People’s passion for tea has never faded. A cup of tea renders us a serene moment from the hustle and bustle of the busy city to refresh our body, mind, and spirit. The Charm of Artisanal Teawares has invited the famous Taiwanese tea master Li Shuyun and 10 distinguished teaware artists from Japan and China to share their own tea stories and experiences. This book embraces the age-old art of tea and pays tribute to all those traditional artisans.

In this book, Li Shuyun, a tea master performing tea ceremony for over 20 years, tells us her views on tea and teawares from a unique perspective. Ten teaware artists from China and Japan, ranging from ceramic artists to porcelain artists, glass artists and silver art artists, inherit the ancient crafts and protect them from being engulfed by industrial machines. With their hands, they create a cup or a pot bearing unique shape and texture. The book captures the moments where we are awed not just by the beautiful shape of the teawear, but the heart and soul that the artists have put into their craft—a beauty that goes straight to one’s heart.

《茶器与匠心之美》
150 x 210mm
精装
2017.10

《茶器与匠心之美》是一本关于茶文化和茶器手作艺术的生活美学读物。

东方茶文化在静默的岁月里流淌千年,道尽茶器的朴拙,茶人的淡泊,匠人的虔诚。在繁忙的城市喧嚣中,一道茶可以涤荡人的身心。《茶器与匠心之美》邀请著名茶人李曙韵和中日10位茶器手艺人,讲述他们与茶结缘,与器相守的动人故事。通过重拾东方茶文化的精神内涵,我们向传统文化和手工艺人致敬。  

习茶20余年的茶人李曙韵,以其独特的视角和丰富的经历诉说她心中的茶汤滋味和器物情缘。来自中日的10位手艺人,其中既有陶艺家、瓷艺家,亦有玻璃艺术家、银器艺术家,他们用温暖的双手对抗冰冷的机器,造出的器物有着独一无二的形态和质感,捕捉“器美于形,更美于心”的感动瞬间。他们有的隐于山林,潜心造物;有的留守故土,传承手艺;有的出走异乡,寻觅茶道和器用的真意……不同的生命轨迹,相同的是对茶和器的喜爱,他们透过器物呈现“器心合一”的力量,带来直抵心灵的美。