After waiting for nearly 1 year, finally the teapots from the shop that specialized in artist / custom made teapots arrived. 2 designs out 6 planned designs came this round. The design is based on their custom mold. It is made by one of the reputable studio that have good clay.
2 designs. Semi hand made. Each design has 3 diff clay. Each type has 30 units.
Pear shape (220ml +- ) = Zhuni, Di Cao Qing, Duanni (special sub category, cannot remember name - not commonly available)
De Zhong shape (180ml +- ) = Di Cao Qing, Duanni (special sub category), Zini (sub category - Qin Hui Ni - not commonly available).
Today is their first day putting it up. They only called a few and they sold 6 sets (6 types) and De Zhong shape (Qin Hui Ni) x 5. Very fast.
There are 2 price based on clay not design. Zhuni and Qin Hui Ni both same price. They said Qin Hui Ni is hard to find. Di Cao Qing and Duanni same price. Both price not cheap compared to the mass produced.
I bought 1 (De Zhong - Qin Hui Ni) and reserved 1 (pear shape - duanni). Will post the photo later...
Speaking of not cheap... when I was there, someone bought 2 artist teapots at USD 5.7k...