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Koi Chawan / Large Sake Cup (N22)

Regular price $35.00

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Tea Bowl by day, doubles well as a large sake cup or whiskey cup by night.

Rim is oval.


~ Measures: 2 1/4 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide at the rim
~ Capacity: 4 oz apx.
~ Blue celadon glaze
~ Porcelain clay
~ Food, dishwasher, and microwave safe

My process:

I make this chawan (tea bowl) on the potter's wheel and once the rim is dry enough to support itself, I turn it over and carve this bottom freehand.  This spontaneous and gestural way of working with the moist clay embraces the wabi sabi tradition (acceptance of transience and imperfection) I enjoy working in.

As it is still very wet, I add koi. Once the pot is completely dry, it is bisque fired, then a blue celadon glaze is applied inside and out. Fired in an electric oxidation kiln.