Zisha teapot Yun Qiao, handmade by artist Level 3, YANG Fei 杨菲(L3-2021)文革紫泥 紫砂壶 “云桥”

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Product Name:

Yunqiao (Cloud Bridge)

Clay:

Home-stored Original Mineral "WenGe" Purple Clay from the Cultural Revolution Era

Capacity: 280 CC

Material:

WenGe clay is a type of clay mined and processed during the Cultural Revolution Era 30 years ago. Due to its unique history, the clay was initially ignored but eventually benefited from aging through exposure to the sun, moon, and earth. Most of the clay was made into "Cultural Revolution tennis ball teapots" for export to Japan to earn foreign currency. Today, there is not much WenGu clay left, and the teapots made from it are known for their elegant simplicity, timeless charm, and rugged beauty. At first glance, the teapot appears simple and unpolished, with a strong earthy scent that resembles the honesty and authenticity of a farmer. However, over time, the teapot undergoes a significant transformation, becoming warm, refined, and increasingly cherished.

The shape

The teapot's shape is ancient, robust, stable, and generous, with distinctive features that appeal to a broad range of teapot enthusiasts. The teapot's body is round and flat, resembling an abacus bead, with a stable circular base. The spout and handle are slender and graceful, while the circular handle is smooth and rounded. The knob is a "cloud bridge" knob, with a "three friends of winter" theme carved by double knives. The teapot's neck features a jade belt, and the lid is slightly raised, giving it an imposing and dignified appearance, suitable for both storage and appreciation.

Overall, this teapot is a unique masterpiece, with its distinctive character, rich cultural significance, and superb craftsmanship, making it a favorite among tea enthusiasts.

Engraving and Painting:

Painting: Pine, Bamboo, and Plum.

Another side has Double-knife engraved with the Chinese wordings "三友清供".

Artist:   

YANG Fei 杨菲, National Master of Arts and Crafts, level 3 (awarded 9 Dec 2021) 

Born in 1990 in Dingshu Town, Yixing City, she is reserved in speech but agile in action, and has been dedicated to the art of teapot making for more than ten years.

She studied under Senior Master of Arts and Crafts (level 2), Gu Shunfang, and under her mentorship, her skills have improved and her personal style has emerged. Her works are characterized by simple and concise lines, a simple and dignified shape, profound charm, and an emphasis on using changes in lines to express the beauty of the teapot.


器型:云桥

泥料:家藏原矿文革紫泥

容量: 280 CC

工艺师:

杨菲 L3 国家工艺美术师

女,1990.01.14 , 出生于丁山制壶世家。

师从高级工艺美术师顾顺芳,在师父的言传身教下,技艺精进,个人风格初现。其作品以简练的线条构成淳朴凝重形状,神韵深厚,古朴端庄,主张以线条的变化来体现器行之美。

国家工艺美术师
通过日期:二〇二一年十二月九日
无锡市工艺美术专业中级专业技术资格评审委员会

紫砂泥料

 文革泥,是30年前文革时期开采炼制的泥料。

由于时代的特殊性,文革初期开采出来的泥料无人问津,却因露天堆放,采天地之灵气吸日月之精华,经历了较好的陈化时期。因出口创汇,大部分泥料被制成“文革网球壶”出口至日本。时至今日,所剩文革泥俨然不多矣!

其所制作品,典雅朴拙,隽永耐看,初见显疏松枯燥,砂土气重,似淳实农民,给人的整体感觉,是没有在色泽、润度方面去刻意地去讨人欢心。

可是,初见时质朴无华,日久使用,变化大,温润庄重,入手既润,越用越好,用的久了会越看越爱。

 

壶型 

作品古朴、敦厚、稳重、大方,充满形体特色,受到广大壶友的一致好评。

壶身圆扁如算盘珠,圈足沉稳,壶嘴壶把纤细婉约,圈把圆润,钮为祥云桥钮,点题云桥,壶颈一条玉带,压盖鼓起,整壶大气稳重,宜藏宜赏。

 

刻绘

 绘:松竹梅。 双刀刻 “三友清供”


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