So once upon a time, I fell in love with a lovely pot offered by Chinesepottery. This one, to be precise: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70764114/little-black-dragon-yixing-zisha-teapot
. Unfortunately, I dithered too long, and Chinesepottery is no longer in Yixing or selling Yixing wares.
The thing is, I really, REALLY like this teapot, almost moreso than any other yixing pot I've seen. I'm not sure what keeps me coming back to it--but I love the balance in it, the unique round shape on the three legs that just seems to radiate ... fullness? Contentment? It's hard to describe, but in the, I've never seen another pot in exactly that style.
I know it's extremely unlikely that this particular pot is still available. But I was wondering if any of the more Chinese-literate members of Teachat had ever run across this artist's name before--XuJianQing (徐建青制)--or if there might be any way of searching for him on Taobao or other Chinese venues for someone better versed in Chinese? I would be open to any suggestions on how to find/contact him, whether to look at other work or to commission a similar pot.
Or should I accept that I'm just tilting at windmills, and this teapot shall forever be the one that got away?