Born in Jiangsu, Yixing from an established pottery family, a recognized national arts and crafts artist, and a Chinese Purple Sand Industry Association member. Since childhood, he was the apprentice to Zhiqiang Bao and master Yuntang Shi. Over decades of diligent study and practice with great concentration, he produces simple, elegant, and meaningful works.
The degree of thickness for this clay is 50mm with a shrinkage ratio of 40%, which makes it difficult to masterfully shape the clay during production. After firing, the texture of the clay is dense, firm, yet delicate, while the color changes after bathing with hot water, showing a reddish-purple color. The color is bright red with a mysterious wet luster. When firing, it is easy to wrinkle, crack, collapse, deform, and the kiln temperature control is exact, often resulting in a 30% loss. The ringing sound of the clay is an outstanding achievement.
There should be a balance between beauty and function after quality. There is an artistic and functional standard for evaluating Yixing teapots, and it should refine tea making by appearance alone. As we are tea-lovers, our propensity is for shapes and styles that aid in making tea well. These classic, simple shapes are a perfect canvas to create a deep luster and patina over time.
Hua Jun Chen (b. 1973)
Yuan Kuang Da Hong Pao 原矿大红袍
Qie Gua 茄瓜 "Eggplant"
Made in Yixing, China
Decorative, padded box with artist's certification and attestation. Please note the size and capacity before purchasing. Items are smaller than they appear.
Carved Stone Bowl shown in the picture sold separately.
Preparation For Use:
We recommend rinsing the teapot under purified or bottled (same as for making tea) warm water twice, then filling it with boiling water and emptying it two to three times. After this preparation, the teapot is ready for use.