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Shino Cloud, No. 7

Shino Cloud, No. 7

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Tea bowls in Zhang Yun Cheng’s Shino Cloud series were first hand-thrown, then shaped with a series of knife-cuts to create their unique geometric facets. A final turn on the wheel smoothed away the angularity, giving the bowls a comfortable rounded profile.

This bowl was glazed in shino on both the interior and exterior surfaces. The thicker interior glaze exhibits a crawling, wherein the molten clay pooled into separate curds, revealing the raw clay underneath. The thinner exterior glaze appears golden, with a smattering of carbon trapping that gives the surface texture and depth.

Like all bowls in this series, this bowl is exceptionally well-balanced and comfortable to hold and use. Its exterior glazing is smooth and nearly glass-like.

Approximate dimensions: 95mm tall, 105mm diameter, 335ml・Artist: 張允澄

About Tea Bowls

In Taiwan, tea bowls are often used to drink loose leaf tea. 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. Fill the bowl 2/3 of the way to the top. Pour a steady stream of water over the leaves to help them settle to the bottom. Steep until leaves have just opened. Sip, and add more water if necessary.

Usage and care: Hand-wash only, mild detergent is ok.

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