台灣藍鵲(學名:Urocissa caerulea),又叫台灣暗藍鵲、長尾山娘(POJ:Tng-boe Soan-niu),為台灣特有種。連雅堂撰台灣通史於卷二十八虞衡志作練雀,記遊云:「俗稱長尾山娘,翠翼朱喙,光彩照人。」全球僅台灣島內山地有本物種分布。分布於低海拔的闊葉林,台灣藍鵲的羽色特別深濃。
Formosan Blue Magpie, scientific name Urocissa caerulea , also called Formosan Dark Blue Magpie and Long-tailed Mountain Mother, is an endemic species in Taiwan. In Lian-Heng' s book, The General History of Taiwan, chapter twenty-eight Yu-Heng-Chi said that "commonly known as Long-tailed Mountain Mother, with emerald wings and scarlet beak is brilliant and sparkling." Taiwan is the only habitat forFcrmosan Blue Magpie on Earth. They distribute in broadleaf forest at lower altitudes. The color of their feathers are especially deep and thick.
The production process of Blue Magpie Painted Teapot Set is that after the porcelain is shaped, uses 800'C biscuit firing, and sprays on a bottom layer of glaze, then sprays again on the outer layer. After that, puts it in the kiln and firing with high-temperature the second time. Application on two glazes melt at high temperatures, unpredictable changes at where overlaps, is the double-hung glaze techniques.
Blue double-hung glaze techniques interweaves into the scene, like the nature changes endlessly. Sometimes like clouds galloping in vast sky, sometimes like spindrifts arouse the sky and sea. Every pieces is a natural beauty, unique and artistically infinite. On the pot body, with hand-painted Taiwan Blue Magpie, a protected species of rare birds, gracefully soaring to the sky, writes moving poems for beautiful earth.
Glaze layer must have a certain thickness, high temperature in the kiln makes the glaze generate a sense of flowing movement. That results in glaze cracks, which is a normal phenomenon.