Master Ruiduan Zhang
Master Ruiduan Zhang was born in 1968 and belongs to the 4th generation to carry on with the tea ceramics tradition. He received several awards for his work, including the title of Senior Master of the Arts and Crafts and Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage – two of the highest honours given by the Chinese government to few renowned artists.
Master Zhang has more than 30 years of experience in handcrafting the highest quality tea ware, with much of his training and education in Yixing City before returning to Chaozhou in Guandong to run his family's Yu De Tang workshop, which has over 100 years of traditional tea pottery making.
His teapots reveal a special level of aesthetic awareness, which, together with the high-quality, rare Chaozhou clay, makes them highly sought-after collectors' items.