Changxing dark-red enameled pottery
Changxing dark-red enameled pottery [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]
The manufacturing of dark-red enameled pottery started in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with its originator, Gong Chun. Thus, the dark-red enameled pottery is also known as Gong Chun pottery.
The dark-red enameled pottery has been praised as an ideal tea injector for a long time. After generations of inheritance, many masters of the craft appeared.
The manufacturing of dark-red enameled pottery became popular in Yixing, Wuxi of Jiangsu province and Changxing county, Huzhou of Zhejiang province as the two area have rich resources of Zisha clay, the raw material of dark-red enameled pottery. The main sources of Zisha clay are in Meishan town in Changxing.
Changxing enjoys an international reputation as the holy land of tea culture. A dark-red enameled teapot, Zisun tea and Jinsha spring water are three essential requirements for the best tea-drinking experience, and all are treasures of Changxing.