Clay type: Old Duan Ni clay
Maker: Wang De Ming
Teapot style: Shi Piao
Special notes: Old Duan Ni clay fired at very high temperatures give this a black speckled effect. High porosity!
This teapot by Wang De Ming 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). The water pours fast and even and by plugging the top the flow will stop quickly.
Biography of Wang De Ming: Wang De Ming is an Arts and Crafts teacher and a member of the China Arts and Crafts Society. Born in the late 60's into a family of Yixing potters where in his early years he studied the classical teapot styles and their craft. By his early 20's he invented his own styles and crafted teapots entirely unique and new. Since that time he has been awarded several times for his creative works.
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!