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This Matcha Chawan is glazed with Shino, Wood Ash and Rutile and fired in my small updraft gas kiln. The subtle iridescence of the glaze on this Chawan is a result of creating an oxygen starved environment within the kiln at just the right point in the firing. This effect is often illusive and is effected by many factors like, glaze thickness, how the glaze dries, the time between glazing and firing the work and the actual firing schedule. All of this can lead to some frustration, at times, but I do love a challenge.

The Multi-colored areas on this piece are the result of the Rutile reducing during the firing. The visual effect of the Rutile and Wood Ash flowing gives a clue to the activeness of this glaze when being fired, stopping at just the right spot.

Dimensions: 3-1/8"h. x 5-3/4"dia. @ widest point.
Weight: 13 ounces
D. Michael Coffee

Summer Matcha Chawan Teabowl Tea Ceremony Glazed with Shino, Wood Ash and Rutile...Unique

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stoneware, clay, shino, glaze
  • Feedback: 331 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States
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