1. Is Jianshui purple pottery still artificially polished?
A: the auxiliary tools used now are different from those used before, but they are still mainly manual.
In the past, the only tools available for everyone to use were sand and gravel in the river. Now there are more auxiliary tools, which are better used and more efficient than sand and stone.
The sand blasting machine can be used to remove the fire skin before grinding. Different effects can be achieved with the help of fiber wheels of different specifications. Reasonable use of different thickness of emery can improve the grinding efficiency and achieve the desired effect more easily. Although there are these auxiliary tools, it is still necessary to operate manually to polish the purple pottery.
Now some artists return to the tradition and use sand and stone to polish completely by hand to pursue the effect they want; some works try to use the same set of tools to polish jade, which is more mechanized, but it is obviously different from manual grinding.
2. Is it normal that the lid of the steam pot is out of gas?
A: not only is it normal, but the lid of the boiler must be able to vent air, or to be more precise, it must be able to exhaust.
When cooking chicken in a steamer, the high-temperature steam generated by boiling water enters the pot through the steam pipe or air hole to steam the chicken. At the same time, the steam is cooled and condensed into soup.
If the excess steam is not discharged in time, it will accumulate all the time, which is very dangerous. Therefore, the boiler cover will not be sealed, and the excess steam will be discharged from the edge of the cover.
3. How to choose a high-end host cup?
A: in fact, it’s not easy to define “high-end”. In other words, everyone has a “high-end” ruler in their hearts, so it is more appropriate to say “personality”.
Let’s just say what I think. If you are buying a practical purple pottery cup, it is recommended to buy white, one can see the color of the soup, and the other is not as hot as the red clay cup.
If you want to look “high-end” in decoration, then the color is actually secondary. Purple pottery decoration appears to be high-end cup, no matter what the decoration theme, often is Seiko color fill many times, so the price will be relatively high.