bagua7 wrote:Tead Off wrote:Didn't I read somewhere that there are wheel thrown Yixing pots being made now?
I asked the same question to Chinese Pottery, who used to live in Yixing and married to the daughter of a potter, and he said NO, there is o such a thing as wheel-thrown Yixings. Besides the smell of my Shui Ping when I pour hot water in it is very different to Yixing clay pots; less pronounced but with particular metallic odour.
In my experience, the answer that something does exist is usually more likely to be accurate than the answer that something does not at all exist. This is doubly so in China. There are soooooo many potters in Yixing, many of them from other areas, doing non-traditional work. Just my two cents, since I have never seen a zisha pot that I could tell was wheel thrown.
Edit to add: I just remembered a store in Seoul that sells zisha made in Taiwan that, thinking back on it, seemed wheel thrown. Not confirmed, and based on fuzzy memory.