Tea ware

The pots here are teabowls (chawan in Japanese) and water jars (mizusashi) that are used in the tea ceremony. They are made using local, mainly Shigaraki clays, and fired for up to 7 days in my wood-burning kiln. A few of the pieces were made fired at kilns in America while conducting workshops. The pieces are either fired raw with no glaze allowing the accumulated fly ash produced during the firing, or glazed with a shino type glaze. Some of the work has been pulled from the kiln at high temperature and rapidly cooled (hiki-dashi) giving varied effects. Thank you for taking the time to view this site.

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