Lang Gui Artisan Jianshui Purple Clay Wood-fired Dragon Egg Teapot
This one-of-the-kind teapot is made by the very best master potter Lang Gui, who is the leading Jian Shui wood-firing potter artist and pioneer in contemporary Jian Shui bionomic naturalism craftmanship. Master Lang Gui grew up in Jian Shui and studied in wood-firing techniques in Japan. He named his studio Langgui as an ironic playfulness as Lang in Chinese means "unrespected job" or doing unvalued business. His dedication for bio-inspired clay craftmanship earned him a reputation as the most famous master potter with wood-firing in Jianshui clay. Victoria visited him during her 2023 sourcing trip and brought some of his works back to the US.
This hand-crafted teapot is an art work of master Lang Gui's studio, one of the treasures from a firing batch, which potters call "Yao Bao". Master Lang Gui's teapots usually have metallic radiance and rich color variations resulting from the firing process. Wood-firing requires a sophisticated skill set and extensive experience, and typically has a very low success rate. You can see the metallic effects on the teapots, with reddish tones and streaks of color. Not all teapots are created equal, and not all wood-fired teapots finish so beautifully. His works are beloved by many tea lovers and pottery collectors. It is said that wood-fired teapots have the ability to soften the water, making the tea liquor taste sweeter. A truly well-made teapot worthy of owning, and a solid investment for your teaware collection.
Your purchase includes a beautiful case to protect the teapot when traveling or when not in use.
Capacity: 175ml / 5.9 oz
Artist: Lang Gui