Thursday, October 18, 2007
In the city of Yixing I saw without any stretch of the imagination over a million teapots done in the traditional style. The teapots are about craftsmanship and they are absolutely beautifully made. The ones I like however were done outside of the tradition in a contemporary fashion. This little yellow teapot with the killer spout had this interesting lid where the little beads are hand built to move within the cavity they are set in . The knob moves too! The other set had a teacup and saucers with the squared off backside that I loved.
Here back at the studio I am working on a set of teapots I’m calling Yixing, eh! Double slab top permits the cutting of a lid with flange already good to go. The spouts I am rolling and I have just started doing a hollow double slab handle. Each teapot is an improvement from the one before.
Also thought you might like to see my Chinese Caddy. It is loaded with accessories- drum brakes on the front, bell, basket , back seat and custom black paint job. I’m luvin this hog!