Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Here is the zhuni teapot I use for my pu-erh. Notice how the surface is not completely smooth. You can see and feel some sand on the surface of the pot. It weighs 110 gr and fits a tea volume of 15 cl.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks very graceful and similar to an orange, Who is the artist, is it made by hand or from a mould and was it expensive?

Stephane said...

It's made by hand but this company doesn't put its focus on the guy who makes it, but on the overall brand. The engraving may not have been done by hand, though. I think it's like a stamp and then it's painted by hand.
This teapot is relatively more expensive than regular zisha, because zhuni is kind of rare. Around 100 USD, but best is to send me an e-mail at stephane_erler@yahoo.com to get the exact price.

Anonymous said...

Does Zhuni teapots have a wet and silky feel?

Stephane said...

What is more striking is the sandy feeling

Anonymous said...

Older Zhuni teapots have a silky feel and wet look. Maybe its the way the potter refines the clay, if it becomes more refined it becomes less sandy. Does your potter use a dragon kiln or an electric kiln? If its the latter it may also contribute the different between old and new Zhuni appearances.

Stephane said...

Yes, I have seen older zhuni teapots and know what you mean. It's also slowly beginning to show with this (as I compare with recent ones). An effect of time and of tea oil.

My potter uses a modern kiln fired by gas.