Crafted By Lai Xiaohong
This hei ni clay has been gracefully shaped into a striking gourd teapot by Lai Xiaohong. The clay is full of sparkle in the light and ready to take on a shining luster over time. The star piece of this teapot is the gourd stem, carefully hand etched, and bent to preserve the air-hole for the pot coming off at an angle. The gourd is a popular traditional form in yixing pottery, but Lai Xiaohong brings a modern elegance to the concept. The internal strainer is generously appointed with strainer holes for a smooth pour.