Ben Shan Duan Ni Clay of the highest grade! Ben Shan clay has a clamshell texture and look. It is richly textured and after proper care and use will take on a glossy luster! This teapot was baked at a relatively low temperature to preserve the startling natural tones of the clay. After using for a long time to brew oolongs, or raw pu-erhs this teapot will take on bronze-like patina.
Clay Type：Yellow Dragon Mountain, Ben Shan Duan Ni Clay
Volume：120ml ( +/- 10ml )
Maker：Fan De Hua
Bottom Mark：De Hua Hu Yi
This teapot by Fan De Hua was created by a combination of hand-work and molding. The shape is elegant and seamless, lid fit is tight and spout intake is flat on the inside (not ball-filter).
Biography of Fan De Hua: Fan De Hua is a master of Yixing Arts, and is a famous ceramics artist known throughout China. She is a graaduate of the Jiangsu Arts and Craft University. She is also a member of the World Federation of Ceramic Artists, the Yixing Ceramicists Society, and the Society of Beijing Artists. Fan De Hua was born in 1964 into a 4th generation family of ceramic artists. Since a young age she was constantly exposed to teapots and teapot making and was greatly influenced by her family's elder generation (all teapot makers). Today she is an established ceramics artist and her works have won several nation-wide competitions.
Every pot is hand-made and the artisan will sometimes change the stamps they use. There may also be some slight differences in the color, handle shape, and volume. It's not possible for us to re-take the pictures for each new batch of teapots that we receive from this artisan. Some differences in the color and shininess of the actual teapot you receive as compared to the one in the photographs may also be due to light conditions when the photographs are taken. Thanks for your understanding!