Gu Jingzhou Chinese: 顾景舟 (1915 - 1996) was a Chinese ceramic artist who specialised in the creation of zisha-ware teapots. He was a founder and Deputy Director of Research and Technology at the Number One Yixing Factory, China's oldest teapot manufacturer.
Gu lived in Yixing, a province noted for its pottery. In his early career he worked for an antique dealer named Lang Yushu, and it was during this time that he was exposed to many pieces of classical zisha pottery, a style which he emulated in his own work. He wrote and researched the topic of zisha-ware extensively, and was granted the title "Master of Chinese Industrial Art".
Works by Gu are highly valued, and sell for as much as $2million.
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