The Teahouse Collection
Yixing pottery has a lengthy history in China. Dating back to the Northern Song dynasty (960-1126 A.D), these vessels of unique purple clay from Jiangsu Province were primarily used to brew tea. With each infusion, the teapot absorbs a small amount of the tea into the porous material, retaining and enriching the flavour and colour of each brew over time.
British designer Christopher Jenner is bringing this distinctive style of pottery to his new collection, The Tea House. Jenner discovered the clay while on a trip to China, and subsequently created a collection that meets the desire of consumers for narrative and heritage. The designer puts a contemporary edge on the ceramics, resulting in a modern tableware collection including a tea service, plates, storage jars, jugs, vases, plates and bowls, all complete with the rich red of the ancient clay.