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shui ping yi wei yixing teapot

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Yixing we are coming back

Just about one week to go and we’ll be back in Yixing just in time for this years tea season. I plan to pick and make as much tea as I can and I might post about it here too … Continue reading

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Stone Mill Tribute pot

Yesterday I wrote about stone mills for clay and I just thought of a picture I took a while back in the little teapot museum inside Zisha Factory No.1 Item name: ShiMoHu / 石磨壶 Artist: WangYuMei / 王玉美

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More on Yixing clay

The other day I wrote that I’d post some impressions of Yixing clays, so here we go. We visited a local (and official) clay factory. Its name is 亨利陶瓷厂(Hēnglì táocí chǎng) and they are a supplier XuJianQing uses(not exclusively though). … Continue reading

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More Dragon Kilns

A while back I wrote about Yixing dragon kilns here but recently on a mission for TeaChat I had another look around in search for an operational dragon kiln in Yixing. Well, lets see what we’ve got. Maybe upfront, I … Continue reading

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Dragon Kiln

in How zisha clay teapots are made [part 3] near the end I wrote something like “just needs to dry out for a while and off it goes to the oven” and some of you might have wondered what oven … Continue reading

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How zisha clay teapots are made [part 3]

After having given the pot some rest we are now ready to continue where we left off. Since our pot is still completely closed and has neither nozzle nor handle it is now time to attach them. Holes are punched … Continue reading

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