I was delighted when I received this pot from Jeff and Ian of REALZISHA.COM! It was beautifully packed and arrived safely all the way from Singapore to the UK in a matter of days.
The pot, called Fāng Yù, is everything I was hoping it would be. It is a work by the Level 2A master, Lù Xué Fēng, the clay is qīng duàn (a lovely olive green duànní that has attractive yellow speckles all over it), and the capacity is 330 ml. From a functional point of view, the pot is a pleasure to use: it pours beautifully and the lid fits absolutely perfectly. The handle is also very comfortable to hold. Having said that, all of these things are only to be expected from such a consummate master. What really stood out to me the instant I saw the pot, however, was how it looked aesthetically. In my opinion, it has perfect balance and proportion, and there is a certain archaic nobility to its form. It is this that raises the pot above mere function. For me, this is a work of great artistic design.
It is entirely thanks to Ian and Jeff that such works by Master Lù and others are made available to people in the west. Not only do they offer direct access to recognised, accredited artists, they also offer unlimited knowledge and guidance which they provide with great kindness and generosity. I have complete trust in REALZISHA.COM and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone interested in this art form.