“The old teapot is different from the newer teapot because… the craftsmanship is very obvious.”
“It’s ability… when it’s perfect, but not mechanic. When it’s mechanic — it’s like you are printing a straight line with a computer, using a printer. But if you draw a perfect line with your bare hand, that’s the beauty of art.”
Kingston teaches us about a pair of late Qing dynasty Shui Ping style Yixing teapots — made of Duan Ni clay — for King Rama V of Thailand.