ErinStudioCeramics

Tea bowls & Ceramics

243 Sales

ErinStudioCeramics

Tea bowls & Ceramics

243 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(81)

Announcement   Erin pottery was established in 1998 and produced unique hand made Bonsai pots.
Our Bonsai pots are now sold world wide.
As a natural progression from the art and philosophy of bonsai i have found myself drawn towards the Japanese Tea Ceremony and especially the tea bowls , Chawan.

I use a stoneware crank, but I also hand mix small individual batches of clay to give interesting and unique colours and texture. I use an electric and gas kilns. I fire to stoneware between 1260 c and 1300 c. I built my pots using various methods - slabbing, coiling and pinching. I don't use a wheel. Many of my glazes and clay bodies are totally unique, I will make a small batch of glaze or mix of clay and once i have used them up, I don't repeat them again

My Chawan / tea bowls are made in the spirit of Wabi Sabi, which is a Japanese concept of beauty in imperfection.

"Wabi" is the kind of perfect beauty that is seemingly-paradoxically caused by just the right kind of imperfection, such as an asymmetry in a ceramic bowl which reflects the handmade craftsmanship, as opposed to another bowl which is perfect, but soul-less and machine-made.

"Sabi" is the kind of beauty that can come only with age, such as the patina on a very old bronze statue.

From time to time there will also be larger bowls and Vase and other ceramics.

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2017

Erin pottery was established in 1998 and produced unique hand made Bonsai pots.
Our Bonsai pots are now sold world wide.
As a natural progression from the art and philosophy of bonsai i have found myself drawn towards the Japanese Tea Ceremony and especially the tea bowls , Chawan.

I use a stoneware crank, but I also hand mix small individual batches of clay to give interesting and unique colours and texture. I use an electric and gas kilns. I fire to stoneware between 1260 c and 1300 c. I built my pots using various methods - slabbing, coiling and pinching. I don't use a wheel. Many of my glazes and clay bodies are totally unique, I will make a small batch of glaze or mix of clay and once i have used them up, I don't repeat them again

My Chawan / tea bowls are made in the spirit of Wabi Sabi, which is a Japanese concept of beauty in imperfection.

"Wabi" is the kind of perfect beauty that is seemingly-paradoxically caused by just the right kind of imperfection, such as an asymmetry in a ceramic bowl which reflects the handmade craftsmanship, as opposed to another bowl which is perfect, but soul-less and machine-made.

"Sabi" is the kind of beauty that can come only with age, such as the patina on a very old bronze statue.

From time to time there will also be larger bowls and Vase and other ceramics.

Victor Harris

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