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Huh Myoung-Wook Ottchil Copper Teapot


The Ottchil copper teapot is a unique piece handmade and hand-hammered by artist Huh Myoung-Wook in South Korea. Using the traditional Ottchil technique, the teapot is coated with an eco-friendly lacquer from Rhus tree sap, giving it a lustrous and durable finish. The craft of Ottchil is a meticulous and labour-intensive process requiring more than 30 coats of lacquer to be applied. The artist skilfully creates the colour driven by the emotions of the day, so the same colour cannot be made twice. Color green is used to evoke sentiments of youth, growth and vitality, making this teapot a captivating conversational piece. Please note this piece is handmade, meaning each one has subtle differences in colour, shape and detail, which add to its charm and character.

Product number: 2214202008

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Meet the Maker:

Huh Myoung-Wook

As a unique Korean craft technique, Ottichil lacquering not only improves durability and functionality, but also adds an aesthetic touch with the resulting luxurious gloss and subtle colours. Lacquer adapts to the material and expresses itself through layers of colours. Ottchil is not a material that can be easily manipulated. Huh Myoung-Wook reflects that Ottchil is a product of temporality and a medium he uses to visualise the traces of time's unforgiving nature.