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  1. Hand-Made Pampered Cat Tea Pet
    Hand-Made Pampered Cat Tea Pet

    It's hard to capture the haughty elegance of a pampered cat, but artist Zhao Yonghui brings the spirit and character of a cat to life with his hand-made sculpture. This cat is ready for tea, but only the finest! Made from real Duan Ni Yixing clay, years of pouring a little of each brew over this tea animal will give it a lustrous patina and deep color.

  2. Hand-Made Fat Cat Tea Pet
    Hand-Made Fat Cat Tea Pet

    Don't want a cat clambering over your fine porcelain? Zhao Yonghui's hand-made tea pet promises to behave! This fat cat is ready for chill tea sessions and full of character thanks to Zhao Yoghui's skillful carving work. Made from real Duan Ni Yixing clay, years of pouring a little of each brew over this tea animal will give it a lustrous patina and deep color.

    $110.00
  3. Hand-Made Baby Rabbit Tea Pet
    Hand-Made Baby Rabbit Tea Pet

    Fully hand-sculpted by artist Zhao Yonghui, this adorable tea pet is made from real Duan Ni Yixing clay. The artist looks to bring a lively energy to each of his pieces, and this baby rabbit exemplifies his style, huddled up and ready for tea. Years of pouring a little of each brew over this tea animal will give it a lustrous patina and deep color.

    $110.00
  4. Hand-Made Tiger Sage Tea Pet
    Hand-Made Tiger Sage Tea Pet

    A perfect companion for gongfu brewing, this tiger is ready to sip tea with you all day. Zhao Yonghui meticulously hand-carved and hand-painted this tea pet, giving it an expressive air of serenity. Made from real Duan Ni Yixing clay, years of pouring a little of each brew over this tea animal will give it a lustrous patina and deep color.

    $110.00
  5. Hand-Made Baby Bird Tea Pet
    Hand-Made Baby Bird Tea Pet

    This tea pet by artist Zhao Yonghui embraces the traditional bird form, imbuing it with a cute lively energy with his hand-crafting. Made from real Duan Ni Yixing clay, years of pouring a little of each brew over this tea animal will give it a lustrous patina and deep color.

    $110.00
  6. Hand-Made Peach Panda Tea Pet
    Hand-Made Peach Panda Tea Pet

    A baby panda with a peach hat and matching peach bag! What could be cuter? This adorable tea pet's perfect poise is thanks to artist Zhao Yonghui's dedication to detail, hand sculpting this Peach Panda from real Duan Ni clay. Years of pouring a little of each brew over this tea animal will give it a lustrous patina and deep color.

    $110.00

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Zhao Yonghui

Young Potter | China Arts and Crafts Sculptor Association Member
Established the Xiao Lan Jiang Sculptors Studio in 2011


Engaged in the arts for years, Zhao Yonghui has been devoted to the craft and research of hand-sculpted yixing. His work is meticulous and imbued with a lively energy. From working the clay, to concepting and building a form, Zhao Yonghui works with vision, knowledge and technical mastery, bringing all his skill to bear as he gives each form life.

Select Awards:

2008 Sculpture “Yinming Shenwu” won Beijing Olympic Park Urban Sculpture Design Award for Excellence

2009 Shenzhen International Design Exhibition award for most original sculpture

2012 Shanghai Sculpture Exhibition “Wang” Excellence Award

2013 “Sculpture Fu Shou Yan Nian” Guangzhou 1st Annual Guangdong Sculpture Exhibition Exhibitor

2016 Exhibitor at China’s Exploring Original Works of Young Artists Exhibition, awarded 3rd place for sculpture “Mu Zi Qing Shen”

May your Yixing
Be an object of joy
Not a commodity
Like a marriage
Brought together for love

Deep lustrous clay, persistent arduous craft
The charm infused by the artist
Meticulous hand sculpting and artistry
Standing by ancient craft and carrying it forward
This is the dream of Xiao Lan Jiang Studio

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