yixing clay teapot color

18 Jul
color of yixing clay teapot
Image above just as a reference, every realistic color of yixing clay teapot may very different with the picture shows above.
Sample of yixing clay mineral
Above is the sample of yixing clay mineral
Yixing clay (zisha clay or purple sand) also called “five color mud” in the past in china, in fact the “five” just means many, there are so many color of yi xing clay, most of western feel curious about it.
That’s really a complex problem to recognize the right clay even for the skilled yixing local teapotcrafter, because it need many years experience in dealing with the yixing clay. Clay exploit and production are definitely another field with make teapot, it envolves many process and aspect.
I think as an ordinary buyer, you don’t need to distinguish every detail of yixing clay, what you really need is to have a general impression about the yixing clay.

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