Zisha teapot by artist Level 3, YANG Fei 杨菲（L3-2021）文革紫泥 紫砂壶 “寿珍掇球”
NAME: Shouzhen Duoqiu
Home-stored Original Mineral "WenGe" Purple Clay from the Cultural Revolution Era
CAPACITY: 360 CC
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.
Among the many classic Duqiu teapots, the Shouzhen Duqiu is the ultimate classic, which makes it particularly challenging to make. This Shouzhen Duqiu is flawless whether viewed from afar or up close.
The pot body is round and smooth with a moderate degree of luster and a delicate and soft texture. The middle ball of the lid and the small ball of the pot knob are equally smooth and enticing. The pot handle and spout correspond to each other with two imaginary balls, the handle has both release and containment, and the thickness gradually becomes smoother and even, while the spout curves and blends seamlessly with the pot body, giving it a natural appearance.
When playing with this teapot, one can feel the endless intermingling of craftsmanship and creativity, bringing peace and tranquility to the mind.
ENGRAVING AND PAINTING:
Painting: Plum Flowers.
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.
容量： 360 CC
杨菲 L3 国家工艺美术师
女，1990.01.14 , 出生于丁山制壶世家。