Volume: Approximately 180ml
Photos are of actual teapot. Only 1 available.
This pot was made by Lin Hanpeng and Chen Chunhong Studio.
This teapot was fired in a traditional wood kiln in Yixing. The pattern, color and finish are the result of being fired uncovered in a wood kiln for 3 days and 4 nights. The pine wood ash falls on the surface of the teapot forming a natural glaze that is sometimes glossy black, red, brown, yellow, green or any combination of these colors. Wood Fired Yixing Teapots each have their own special appearance, no two are the same. Photos are of actual teapot.
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The teapot is made of Jiangponi 降坡泥, a special Yixing clay (zisha) that comes from an original ore that is a combination of the purple (zini), yellow (duanni), and red (hongni) clay. The clay has a unique feel and color with specs of yellow and other colors visible on the skin. This clay can be treated the same as zini and is quite versatile.This variety of jiangponi is the more desirable variety also known as jiangpo hongni 降坡红泥, and was mined near Huanglong Mountain.
You can read more about jiangponi in our blog entry here.
This pot is known as "half-handmade" as the sculptor uses a molding tool to shape the body, and uses his hands for the handle, spout, holes, and smoothing out the body. In fact, no machine was used in it's shaping as the use of the tool is entirely manual.
You can read more about half handmade teapots in our blog entry here.
Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared before using the first time. This is called "opening the pot". It removes the dust from firing the teapot.
We recommend rinsing the teapot under warm water two or three times, then filling the teapot with boiling water and emptying it out two to three times. After this the teapot is ready for use.