Cups #46, Porcelain, 3-3/4 inches.
Set of four hand thrown porcelain cups, 7 ounce capacity. Three white porcelain glazed inside and out. Fourth cup of midnight blue color - integral porcelain glazed on the inside along with a clear liner. Pure simple forms. Thin walls. A set of four white cups is also available.
Teresa Chang lives and works in Philadelphia, offering high-end, hand thrown, porcelain dinnerware and accessories. Teresa’s academic background in architecture (U.Va. ’87, Columbia U. ’92), gives her a unique perspective on form, structure and materials. In 1997, her dinnerware debuted to the trade market at the New York International Gift Fair, where distinguished stores such as Barney’s Japan, Takashimaya, and Dean and Deluca became clients. In 2001 she moved to Philadelphia, expanded upon her initial collection of dinnerware lines, and began exploring limited edition series, including teapots, teaware, and small functional accessories.
Teresa’s throws and trims all her work on the potter’s wheel. She has high standards of craftsmanship and a penchant for detail. For Teresa, the meditative, rhythmic work of repetitive throwing is wonderfully balanced by the distinctly different working mode of making one-of-a-kind and limited edition objects. Teresa’s body of work is distinguished by its synthesis of design and craftsmanship. For her, forms pared down to their structural essence are inherently beautiful — there is no applied decoration, no excess in shape, mass, or profile. Teresa acknowledges many influences for her design sensibilities, including early Korean and Japanese pottery, her architectural studies, and an appreciation for simplicity instilled by her mother.