Chu Kexin (1904-1906) , original name Chu Kaichang, a talented Yixing potter who started making teapots in the early 40s. He was instrumental in the setting up of the Yixing factory in the 50s and involving in training the next generation of Yixing potters most of them are either senior craftsmasters or national grand masters in today's pottery circle in China.
He left behind many famous works such as fish turning dragon, Spring Arrival (报春壶)and Cloud Dragon Din (云龙鼎). He was among the Pioneer Seven of Zisha in the early Yixing history alongside the legendary Gu Zingzhou. His teapots are well admired by collectors all over the Asia pacific region.
Alans Museum has in its possession an early work of Chu Kexin. The teapot has an inscription of Chu Kaichang at its back. It was probably made in the 50s mde with the original purplish clay from Yixing.