Introduction to Yixing Zisha Clay Teapots
Six Types of Teapots
Type 1 Chemical Teapots
Type 2 None-Zisha Teapots
Type 3 Old Commodity Zisha Teapots
Type 4 Fine Art Work
Type 5 Masterpieces that Transcends Times
by WANG Dongshi of Qing dynasty 清王东石周盘壶
Type 6 Peerless Treasures
How do we tell old from new ones?
What kind of Yixing Zisha clay are good clay?
This is a Qing dynasty teapot. Please see the radiant trace on the shoulder of the teapot. It tells you how the teapot was made by the artist.
What are top Yixing Zisha teapot?
What is beauty?
Handmade vs Cookie-cutter
How to get started with Zisha teapot?
1) Read the above articles for free. Remember the important for the teapot is the clay. Most cheap teapot is Not of zisha clay.
2) Buy an old commodity teapot to learn what Zisha is such as this one
3) Read a book such as the one by GU Jingzhou. You can probably get a free pdf one from the internet somewhere as well.