Bian Chang Liu Fang ZiSha Yixing teapot is hand crafted by Mr. Ge (Ge Er Lin).
This style of straight sided teapot takes a huge amount of skill to perfect and is extremely challenging to fire. Incorrect drying and firing can easily distort the shape of the teapot. This example is a beautiful peace of art in its own right.
Specially selected genuine, Yixing Zisha purple clay will reward careful seasoning and on going care. If you are looking for a special YiXing teapot for favourite speciality teas this could be the one for you.
Spout Type: 10 hole
Technique: Fully Hand Made 全手工
Description of Packaging: Gift box
Artist: Mr Ge 葛二麟
We have been working with Mr Ge and his wife Mrs Shen since 2009.
Ge Er Lin was born in Dingshan in 1962. A craft artist, member of Jiangsu Craft Art Society, and also a member of Yixing Ceramic Industry Association. He currently works at the Yixing Ceramic Museum.
Ge Er Lin has had a deep love of teapot making since childhood. Working in a ceramic company at the end of 1970s, Mr Ge then attended a professional ceramic school to develop his passion. Since the beginning of 1980s he has been engaged in handmade and mould-built Yixing teapot production. Mr. Ge has been committed to designing and creating Zisha (Purple Clay) teapots for more than 20 years and has a special passion for upholding traditional techniques.
Yixing, Jiangsu 宜兴市江苏省
Located in the eastern province of Jiangsu 江苏省, Yixing is renowned for its Zisha 紫砂 purple clay. The surrounding hills, including the famous Huang Long mountain 黄龙山, are where this highly-prized mineral rich rock is sourced. Yixing purple clay is used for making the Unesco-recognised teapots, as well as wide cooking pots and flower pots (especially for orchids).