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Glazed stoneware・5 Day Wood-fired

This bowl is hand-thrown with Taiwanese clay mixed with stone. It received a glaze that expressed as umber and magenta, and fired in a wood-burning kiln for 5 days.

This is an unusual bowl. While glazed in magenta, the bowl is heavily coated with kiln fly ash. The result is a thick later of gray that frosts both the interior and exterior walls. The artist also added stone particles into the clay body, creating a surface with texture and character.

This bowl is gently curved at the base, tapering to an unglazed foot. The artist’s signature is stamped on the base.

About Tea Bowls

In Japan, tea bowls are traditionally used to drink whisked powdered tea (matcha). In Taiwan, they are often used to drink loose leaf tea. We've adopted this latter approach. It's quite simple - and works wonders on most of our teas.

Simply warm a tea bowl, add tea leaves, and add water. We suggest using 1 to 2 grams less tea than our normal recommended dosage, and filling the bowl 2/3 of the way to the top. Adding a slow steady stream of the water over the leaves also help the leaves settle to the bottom. Steep until leaves have just opened. Sip, and add more water if necessary.

Drinking tea from a bowl is both casual, and elegant. It's also a very personal and comforting experience.

Approximate dimensions: 75mm tall, 110mm diameter, 320ml volume・Artist: 廖國華

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