This fully handmade yixing tea pot is one-of-a-kind and available while supplies last
Crafted By Lai Xiaohong
Award-winning master potter Lai Xiaohong often evokes the ancient scholarly tradition in her teapots. Indeed, the Yixing tradition itself came out of a scholarly rejection of excessive ornament at court, so it is fitting for this pot to show off Lai Xiahong’s skill at carving with a scholar lost in thought. The stunning golden clay will grow even deeper and more lustrous over years of use, building up a patina and giving back flavor and texture to your tea.
clay : Ben Shan Yuan Ni
form : Miao Fa
weight : 172 g
apprx. capacity : 150 ml
apprx. pour time : 10 sec
spout to handle : 12.5 cm
diameter : 9. cm
lid opening : 5.5 cm
height : 7 cm
artist certificate : included
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lai Xiaohong was born in 1979 in the pottery capital of the world, Yixing. She has been working with yixing pottery for many years. Lai Xiaohong was trained under the watchful eye of top recognized master craftswomen Jiang Feng, growing under her mentor's strict and intense feedback. Later, she trained under many other top masters, gaining a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the craft.
Over the years, Lai Xiaohong has developed her own unique style and identity in her clay pots. She works with a wide range of subjects, designing original pieces filled with meaning and deep subtext. Through her pieces, Lai Xiaohong seeks a modern aesthetic and culture for zisha yixing devotees. The result is outstanding and noteworthy. Her work explores new forms and styles that look towards the goal of a strong aesthetic for Yixing that is, at the same time, gentle and full of grace, deep and expressive.
Lai Xiaohong has been part of many national and international exhibitions, and has received many honors and awards for her work in yixing.
Recent Exhibitions and Awards:
2009“Feng Ming” Jiangsu Arts “Yi Bo Cup” Competition Gold Medal
2009Awarded the 11th Chinese National Art Masters Bronze Medal
2011“Yi Li Zhu” Gold Medal at the Shanghai National Folk Art Exhibition
2012“Zhou Pan” Gold Medal Art and Craft Exhibition
2012“Shi Piao” Jiangsu “Hai Long Cup” Masterwork Grand Prix awarded first place
2013“Zhu Yun” Tenth Chinese Arts Festival Shandong Gold Medal
2013“Xi Shi” Gold Medal fro original concepts at Chinese Arts and Crafts Culture Exhibition
2014Featured in China People’s Daily Special Arts Edition
2014Featured in Yixing Pottery Masters Yearly Edition
2015The Seventeenth Chinese Arts and Crafts Masters Exhibition, awarded Original Concept Medal
2015“Wei Miao” Awarded Gold Medal at the Seventeenth Chinese Arts and CRafts Masters Exhibition for traditional fine art
2016Awarded the historic Bai Hua Honor at China’s 12th Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition
2016“Yi Hua Yi Shijie” Gold medal at the “Da Di Cup”
2016“Shan Zhu” Awarded at the 2016 Arts Exhibition Original Concept Gold Medal