Zisha teapot by artist Level 3, YANG Fei 杨菲（L3-2021）老紫泥 紫砂壶 “筋纹掇只” "Veins Duo Zhi"
Name: "Jinwen Duozhi"
Material: premium aged purple clay from family-owned mine
The "Jinwen DuoZhi" teapot is a classic example of the requirements for a teapot with precise and strict design that incorporates the natural forms of melon edges, flower petals, and cloud and water patterns. The teapot body is a round shape composed of twelve lines of veins patterns, with the lid and spout matching perfectly. The veins patterns extend from the top of the lid to the spout, then smoothly transition to the body of the pot, reaching all the way to the bottom, creating a sense of unity. The size of each veins pattern is consistent, with a plump and not swollen appearance, and a blunt rather than round angle, presenting a symmetrical and plump appearance.
During the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, there were some exquisite examples of this teapot used in the imperial court.
In addition to the skills involved in making teapots, the lid of the teapot needs to fit perfectly and be interchangeable when swapping to other angles. This requires not only skilled craftsmanship in teapot making but also accurate templates, making it a time-consuming and labor-intensive process.
The original ore purple clay is a classic type of Zisha clay that is quite common. There are few good quality ones and many inferior ones. It has a purple-brown color and is often called "black purple clay" by players. It is one of the clay materials that players love. The products made from it have a pure texture, even sand particles, a pleasing color, a warm and delicate feel, not too bright or flashy, and are like small pieces of jade. It is refined from the original purple clay ore excavated from the Huanglongshan vein in Yixing, Jiangsu Province. Because the iron content in the vein is relatively high, the particles in the clay are larger and the structure is loose, which makes the body of the vessel obviously a special double air-hole structure. The air convection is smooth, and the air holes have good convection. This gives Yixing purple clay teapots the characteristics of quick heat transfer, and strong heat preservation, and is conducive to maintaining the temperature and color, aroma, and taste of tea when brewing.
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： 280 CC
杨菲 L3 国家工艺美术师
女，1990.01.14 , 出生于丁山制壶世家。