Craft + Conversation: The Art of Yixing Teapots

Bring creative experiences to 25 community members who can’t come to us. Donate today!

Effective January 1: Masks are Optional in VisArts’ Classrooms and Studios

Loading Events
s156Badge

Join Xiaosheng Bi, our Master Craft Resident Artist and ceramics instructor, as he shares his personal collection of Yixing teapots and presents a brief historical overview of this unique genre of Chinese ceramics.

Approximately five- to six-thousand-years ago, the city of Yixing became a center of pottery production, as the southeast hills are endowed with rich clay deposits.

The pieces were usually unglazed and derived their colors – brown, beige, reddish purple, yellow, black, and blue – after firing from the distinctive clays of the region. They became known as zi sha hu in Chinese – “purple sand pots.”

Yixing teapots made from these clays can preserve the color, smell, and taste of tea and are commonly used for wulong, puer, and black teas.

Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
class
$ 0.00
4 available
Go to Top