This Yixing teapot with its vibrant colour and concise lines reveals another aspect of Mr Shao's work.
Teapot from Mr. Shao | TortugaMr. Shao Collection
This unique Yixing sage green teapot has features that give it a lot of dynamism.
Shao Guo Jun is a potter from Yixing who conscientiously makes practical pieces. The craftsman humbly runs the family workshop with his mother, his wife and a few fellow villagers who come to help out when needed.
In 2007, during his annual trip to China, Jasmin, one of the tasters at Camellia Sinensis, met Mr. Shao for the first time in the village of Ding Shan. His approach and know-how impressed him, and he has been a valuable and loyal partner ever since.
Diameter of the opening: 4 cm
Height: 8 cm
Character translation: "May your happiness be boundless, like the East China Sea. May you reach an age as high as the Nan Shan Mountain"
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The unique tone of this Yixing gaiwan is the result of multiple firings: six firings rather than two and this Duan Ni (yellow clay) piece is transformed into a complex material. As a finishing touch, the very last firing in the wood kiln gives rarity and richness to Ms Sheng's work.
Gorgeous in its simplicity, this Yixing teapot seduces with its subtly shaded light colour.
One of the few cups made from Yixing clay, perfect for completing a set or for a gentle introduction to the pleasure of this material. Note its stable base and versatile format.