Jingdezhen hand-pressed purple sand teapot 120cc
On the sixth day of God's creation, he used clay to form the man according to his own shape, and then blew a breath of immortal air into him, and so the man was born. In the ancient Chinese mythology, Empress Nüwa likewise used water and clay, and formed people one by one to resemble her own appearance.
When clay is made into shape by hand, human beings experience the magic and joy of creation, no less than that of God creating the man.
Hand kneading is the most primitive molding method. In the times of primitive pottery our ancestors already used this technique. The most ordinary soil, after being moistened with water, is squeezed into a certain shape by hand, and when it is dried, it is heated to a certain temperature by fire, and becomes a very durable pottery.
Today I share with you a hand-kneaded zisha teapot, capacity 120cc, a fusion of "hand-kneading" and "Yixing zisha". In the era when mass production is prevalent, the interest in a primitive, pure and simple aesthetic is restored. Hand-kneaded pot, as the name implies, is formed by hand of the Zi Ni ore, the same from which Zisha teapots of Yixing are made. They require many years of experience of old craftsmen, who use the most primitive beating tools and insist on rolling the clay into balls with both hands. Compared to fine porcelain, hand-kneaded pots have a unique aesthetic appeal: irregular shapes and natural lines, the most authentic signs of being hand-made, allowing the teapot to return to the most primitive and natural form, with a rustic shape, full of awkwardness and wabi-sabi beauty. As the saying goes, "lack of refinement is the most extreme refinement". Only the extremely skilled craftsmen can reach the realm of "returning to the basics". Jingdezhen old craftsmen with dexterous hands, with their fingertips and heart, give the teapot form and soul, hoping to convey to you a sense of warmth and intimacy.