These are three beautiful teapots by Uh Sang Myung. He names his teapots 'Three Legged Crows' after the three legged crow of Korean mythology, Samjoko. The Samjoko is often pictured in the works of the Goguryeo Period 37 BC- 668 AD and, being the most powerful creature in the land, it was thought to assert its power over the dragon and the phoenix. The Samjoko acted as a messenger between the gods and the people. It would transmit divine knowledge to the common people and, in turn, it would carry the prayers of the people to the gods. Drinking tea in these pots is truly a spiritual experience. Like the Samjoko connecting the people to the gods, these teapots connect the tea drinker to the tea.
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These beautiful pots are excellent examples of Korean craftsmanship. Besides the three legs that elegantly balance the pots, Uh Sang Myung's tea pots are also known for their knotted top, their split handle, and the amazingly fine grit clay and thin glaze that is so welcoming to the eyes and finger tips.