Yixing - the Pottery Capital of China and the Teapot Center of the World,Sourcing ceramics from Yixi

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Yixing is a city situated on the western side of Lake Taihu. Yixing, the famous city of ceramic, has a 7,000-year of history in ceramic culture, and some works of ceramic culture of Yixing are world renowned. Yixing has won the title of "Center of the World in Making Ceramic Pots" and "Famous City in Chinese Ceramics History"

Yixing is a city situated on the western side of Lake Taihu,Guest Posting in the southeastern province of Jiangsu, the delta of Yangtze River, and about four hours driving distance from Shanghai. The area is also called "Fish and Rice Countryside of Jiangnan (Southeast of Yangtze River)". It is one of the richest areas of Eastern China.

Fine hand crafted teapots from Yixing in Jiangsu China - the Yixing area has been crafting exceptional teapots and pottery from their distinctive "purple clay" for hundreds of years. Each pot bears the seal or "chop mark" of the craftsman who made the pot.

With continued use, the purple clay from which YiXing teapots are made will absorb the flavors of your tea, becoming more seasoned with each use.  Over time, the color, flavor, and aroma of your tea will develop a richness that is unique to each teapot. For this reason, many people dedicate a specific flavor of tea or at least a specific type of tea to each YiXing teapot

Yixing clay is a type of clay produced in the region near the city of Yixing in Jiangsu province China. Its use dates back to the Song Dynasty. The finished stoneware which is used for tea ware and other small items, are usually red or brown in colour. They are known as Purple Sand ware, and are typically unglazed. The clays used for the yixing-wares are very cohesive and can be formed by slip molding, coil forming, or most commonly, slab forming. The clays can also be formed by throwing. The most famous wares made for yixing clay are Yixing teapots.

Yixing, the famous city of ceramic, has a 7,000-year of history in ceramic culture, and some works of ceramic culture of Yixing are world renowned. Yixing has won the title of "Center of the World in Making Ceramic Pots" and "Famous City in Chinese Ceramics History"

Yixing Porcelain Museum, hailed as an “Oriental Pearl” and “the Capital of Porcelain”, is the oldest professional Porcelain museum in China with a history of about 50 years. It is also the largest and the only local museum in China at present, regarding as a center for the exhibition, research, manufacturing and trade of ceramic art and ware. The museum covers a total area of over 20,000 square meters and the exhibition hall covers an area of more than 3,000 square meters. As an influential large-scale museum, Yixing Porcelain Museum enjoys higher popularity and prestige both at home and abroad. The museum collections in various historical periods vividly portray the history of Porcelain and the splendid ceramic culture in Yixing.

The Longqi Ceramics Market is located across the street from the Yixing Ceramics Museum. It is one of the largest ceramics markets in this locale. In this market many stores sell all kinds of reasonably priced ceramic products. Tea ware, dinner ware, flower vases and decorative items are only a few examples of what made in this area and surrounding provinces.

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we offer various industrial ceramics for textile industry and electronics industry. The products include ceramic ring, ceramic tube, ceramic eyelet, ceramic pipes, ceramic bead, insulator ceramics, ceramic nozzle, ceramic switch, ceramic guide pin, ceramic rod.

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