Yixing Teapots from the Howard Kuo Collection
This exhibition is in conjunction with the Quincy Public Library’s NEA Big Read community events reflecting Chinese culture. This year’s book is “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan.
Kuo has been collecting Yixing teapots since his youth while living in China and on his many trips back to China. Yixing teapots are traditional Chinese wares, dating back to the 15th century, made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Yixing clay is if fact a mixture of the purple clay (from around Lake Tai), the green clay (from the mountains of Yixing) and red clay. The mixture is still a safely guarded secret.