Born in Yixing, the capital of pottery, in 1971, he was influenced by the purple sand culture since childhood. In 1989 he entered the Zisha Craft Factory and in 2012, he studied at Jiangsu College as an apprentice to master Xu Yanchun, and his skills were further deepened. His works focus on shaping the internal structure to improve the flow of tea while strictly adhering to the classic shapes. He has won many awards in major exhibitions, and his works have been published in tea journals by ciritcs many times.
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.
Li Juan Wang
Yuan Kuang Di Cao Qing 原矿底槽清
Qiu Shui 秋水 "Autumn Water"
Made in Yixing, China
Decorative, padded box with artist's certification and attestation. Please note the liquid and capacity below before purchasing. Items are smaller than they appear.
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.