Kao Haigen (高海庚), a potter who received training from Gu Zingzhou in the 1950s, was talented in all aspects of theYixing art of clay. He was active in the 60s - 70s era and often accompanied Gu Zingzhou on overseas assignments. He was assigned the tasks of training new potters, creating diversified teapot designs and opening new markets for the Yixing products. He was diligent in his work as a manager of the factory and he always took good care of the wealth fare of the workers. Unfortunately he died in December of 1985 at a very young age of 50 due mainly to overwork and stress. His teapots are scarce and highly sought after.
Alans Museum collected a teapot by Kao with the name Kao Haigen engraved at the bottom of the teapot. It is a classic shape that imitate an ancient form of Yixing teapot.