Yixing Teapots - Xu Xueqaing CHN

Mr. Xu Xueqiang lives and works in the city of Yixing in Jiangsu Province in eastern China near the vast Tai Hu Lake and the city of Shanghai. He runs a small but relatively well-known studio with several students. Teapots are made partly by hand and partly in a mold. The beginning of production is the same as for completely handmade teapots and the final fine tuning takes place in the form where the finished body is inserted into the plaster mold and shaped with a finger.