What is Heini, Wuhui?
Heini clay teapots are rare because you need to acquire Yixing clay that is rich in iron-oxide content. This substance allows the teapot to obtain its dark colour after oven firing. Moreover, Heini clay is extremely hard to bake. When the kiln temperature is too low, the colour will not turn black. While when the temperature is too high, the teapot will shrink too much and break. Because every batch of clay has a different composition, the artist will first perform several tests firing a small amount of teapots, before he/she decides to baking many teapots at once. Teapots made in such a way is also called Wuhui Heini teapots.
Our Heini teapot is baked in a traditional wood-fired kiln.
There are also Heini teapots on the market that don’t use natural clay with high iron-oxide content, but ads artificial colouring to obtain the black colour. Our dragon teapot absolutely doesn't belong to that category.
Dragon Teapot Symbolism
This teapot depicts a dragon theme. In China, Dragons are often associated with nobility, honour, power, pioneering spirit and ambition. Thus, there’s often a superstitious believe that owning items with dragons depicted on it, can improve one’s luck and future success.
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