I'm planning a trip to Yixing to see the teapots being made and make some purchases. Has anyone been and would you have any recommendations for stores, pottery masters, workshops, and the like?
You'll be overwhelmed by the choice. No specific recommendations, but at least allow 2 days to visit many workshops, take a good look at the ones you like, and if possible test how it pours. It's a good chance to find the perfect teapot (clay type, shape, size etc), which is much harder when you order online.