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We often receive inquiries about Zisha teapots in the background, and the most asked questions are about the full handmade Zisha teapot’s internal wall stamp. After consulting many artists, only then did I dare to come out to speak, but this is only for reference. Welcome everyone to discuss together.
People have been arguing fiercely about the inner seal character. Someone holds the belief that all handmade pottery must bear the inner seal character, which results in missing good pots due to long deliberation, and also missing the chance to truly understand the superior and inferior quality of purple clay artifacts. He/She overlooks the fundamental issues concerning material selection and craftsmanship, thus reversing cause and effect.
So, in regards to the chapter itself.
Interior Wall Ornamentation Technique
When it comes to the inner wall of the body tube of a pot having an author’s seal, that brings us to the production process of purple-sand pottery. Generally speaking, there being an imprint on the inner wall of the body tube can be seen as one of the criteria for identifying this pot as fully handcrafted.
The pot made entirely by hand, the seal is certainly printed on the mud piece, hit on the mud piece before closing the body tube. In this way, when closing and pounding the body tube, the seal will stay on the inner wall of the pot. Some potters also put their own stamps on the adhesive line of the body tube. Generally speaking, for semi-handmade pots that need to be shaped with a model, there will be a blocking action. If there is a seal on the mud piece, it would have been blocked and blurred.
The difference between the inner wall and chapter is that the inner wall chapter is an analysis of the background of the story, while the chapter focuses on the plot and character development.
Inlaid wall seals, commonly known as “inner seals”. Generally speaking, the inner seal is completed in the state of mud strips being laid flat on the mud platform. Although it can be roughly judged to be a handmade teapot, it cannot be generalized.
Some potters, seizing the psychology of the general pottery friends, when making some imitation hand-made pots, will also engrave some inner wall seals on the inner wall of the pot. The seal of imitation full hand-made pot can only be sealed after the pot is formed, while the full hand-made pot is made into a pot after it is sealed in mud strip state. Therefore, there will be differences between the two.
The meaning of an internal wall plaque is to serve as a reminder of important lessons and values in life. It can remind us to be humble and grateful, or to stay focused on our goals and work hard toward achieving them. It can also be a symbol of strength and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Generally, the seals on the inner wall of a purple sand pot are the seals of the author. For example, a relatively well-known purple sand pot maker will usually add a seal on the inner wall to represent that this pot is made by him, which represents an individual’s work. It does not necessarily mean that it is not handmade without sealing; it is normal for some to make without sealing. Nowadays, many machines also have seals added, so the seal does not represent whether this pot is handmade or not, but rather a representative identity.
One thing for sure is that whether there are stamps on the inner walls of a purple clay teapot has nothing to do with whether it is entirely handmade. However, one can judge its forming method by observing the shrinkage and deformation of the stamps.