Zhang Xue Lei: Prosperity

Zhang Xue Lei: Prosperity

USD 420.00


Artist: Zhuang Xue Lei, National Associate Master Industrial Artist
Pot style: Squashed Belly ( Bian-fu )
Material: Wu hui zisha
Capacity: 170 ml

張雪磊 助理國家工藝美術師
底款:張雪磊 另手刻「雪磊手製」

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Zhang Xue Lei: Qing Ge, a wu hui Yixing teapot in the form style of Stone Ladle

Wu Hui Zisha

The wonderfully black colour of this Yixing teapot is the result of a special firing technique that is called wu hui (焐灰).

Firstly, the teapot is fired once normally. It is then buried in wood or straw ash to return to the kiln for a second time. The iron particles in the clay are thus fired under a deoxygenised environment and become black.

Unlike an ash glaze, the material — iron — that colourises the pot exists naturally in the clay, without the need for adding a glaze material. In another word, the second firing transforms the zisha clay from the reddish colour into black.

Although Wu hui Yixing teapots has been in vogue in the tea circle for only a few years, the technique itself is an old one that was originally used to salvage misfired Yixing clay wares. The technique has evolved to produce such a wonderful black by the merits of the diligent spirit of the kiln artisans in Yixing.

Zhang Xue Lei

Yixing teapot artist: Zhang Xue LeiOften referred to as Xue Lei — an honest and big pile of snow — this young, talented and upcoming artist has already been well collected and has been aggressively experimenting with various form styles and clays. In 2017 at the age of 21, he received an Innovation Award at the prestigious “Yixing Centenarian New Talents Selection Awards”. His works actually show a solid traditional craftsmanship foundation with precision and elegance in addition to his creative flair. We are keeping an eye on this promising young sifu and hopefully will bring more of his work online.

Packing: Tea towel pull bag in collector’s case

Collector box for Yea Hong's Yixing Teapots

All Yixing teapots at Tea Hong are delivered with a pull-string towel sack in a collector box with cushions inside.


Unless otherwise stated, all Yixing teapots are new from the kiln. Please properly clean and prepare them before making tea in them. There is a proper procedure to do that. It is described at:
Yixing Teapots, An Introduction | Tea Guardian

We try our best to represent the colours of all tea accessories, including Yixing teapots in the product photographs. However, there are many factors that we cannot control, including those that affect how the photos are rendered in your computer or mobile device. There maybe interpreted discrepancies between the colour as seen on this site and that of the product you receive.

Additional information

Weight 850 g


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