110ml Handmade ShiPiao Nixing Teapot by Zhou Yujiao
This teapot was handmade by Zhou Yujiao. The size is between 110 to 120 ml.
These are wheel thrown Nixing clay teapots. Each are handmade using Nixing Guangxi Clay. There may be slight variation in volume and appearance, since each pot is completely handmade. The clay has a mottled, dark grey to bronze brown color which varies between each pot and is a result of the clay's natural colors and the process of firing the clay.
Nixing Clay pottery is one of the 4 famous types of Chinese ceramics, which include Yixing Zisha. Nixing ceramics are made in Qinzhou, Guangxi. The art is quite old, having been practiced over 1000 years. The clay is found in the surrounding area of Qinzhou, is environmentally friendly, and is used without adding any glaze, paint or other chemicals, making it a safe and healthy clay for use in teaware. Nixing clay is prized for its ability to take on a patina with use, like yixing, and for its degree of porosity. The clay is less porous than zisha but more than porcelain, making it a good clay for use when brewing oolong (similar use to Zhuni Zisha).