Zisha master launches new teapot designs

Updated 2019-01-30 16:05:00

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Generations of masters have sculpted zisha teapots from a unique clay variety in Jiangsu province's Yixiang for centuries. They're popular not only as quality containers for brewed tea but also for their refined design.

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Chang Yuehong hails from a family of zisha-teapot craftspeople.

His family was originally from Shanxi province. In the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), they entered the tea trade and operated a teapot-making studio in Yixing.

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Chang recently unveiled several new designs in Beijing. His works demonstrate a mastery of the time-honored craft that uses the advantages of zisha clay as an outstanding medium for making teapots.

His designs are innovations on the spirit of zisha teapots.

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The patterns and shapes convey a scholarly aesthetic and also cater to contemporary people's pursuit of quality and gracefulness.

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