Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ding Yaping's hexagonal teapot

A beautiful hexagonal Yixing teapot. It was made by a renown potter by the name of Ding Yaping.

The Zisha clay is of excellent quality, so is the workmanship. Such teapot is made by joining clay, segment by segment to achieve a hexagonal shape. The biggest problem is firing to harden the clay. Distortion and warping genenally cause such teapot design to be rejected. It is often said that one square shape is worth 10 round shape due to high reject rate. This hexagonal shape is even more difficult to make.

Teapot by Ding Yaping

Seal of Ding Yaping

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