Wood Fired Mellon Shape Yixing Teapot, Dicaoqing clay, by Wuyou Hall 180ml
This is an Yixing teapot made from dicaoqing zisha, a dark brown-purple Yixing clay. This clay is very versatile and is good for use with most kinds of tea.
This teapot has a unique shape reflecting the artist's take on classic fruit, mellon designs for yixing zisha teapots. 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. This pot holds 180 ml and was made by Wuyou Hall 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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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.