As promised, the result of my first attempt at making a Yixing zisha teapot.
I made this pot together with my wife, and although the result is rather unsophisticated and ugly, making it was loads of fun. As you can see, just knowing how it’s done is not enough to make a beautiful teapot and it takes years of practice before ones objects reach a sell-able level. The teapot has not been burnt yet which is when most pots show their flaws and crack, especially if they are made by amateurs like me.
If this one survives the oven and still holds the tea afterwards we shall keep it despite its appearance. We made the pot in one of the workshops where local artists teach students their craft and I might well write about those workshops in more detail another time. If looking at the pictures in this post hurts your aesthetic perception try the shopping links on the right hand side. The pictures in there are easier on the eyes.