Ren Hong xi （任洪喜） is the third-generation master of the SiYuTao(Click to learn more) , and the art of Yixing clay teapot is his lifelong passion. Ren Hong xi has over 50 years of experience in the fields of Yixing clay material refining, teapot handmaking, and design. He is not only a master of Yixing clay teapots but also a collector of Yixing clay teapot artworks, with a professional eye for art appreciation and a wide network of connections. He is the discoverer and sponsor of many artistic geniuses, witnessing the creation and growth of several generations of artists.
Ren Hongxi was born in 1952 in Dingshan Town, Yixing, China. He was exposed to his family's collection of Yixing clay teapots from a young age and began learning the art of appreciating and making Yixing clay teapots from his uncle at the age of 10. At the age of 14, he started participating in the handmaking of Yixing clay teapots. The rich collection of his family provided him with an artistic mindset that most craftsmen did not have. After completing his apprenticeship, he gained attention for his unique artistic style. His Yixing clay teapot works are beautifully shaped, with smooth lines and accurate proportions. They provide a comfortable hand feel and seamlessly blend cultural connotations with creative forms, thus creating a new paradigm in the art of Yixing clay teapot creation.