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"Teabowl/Chawan," #00-116

8 cm x 12 cm x 11.5 cm

Wood-fired

This clay body is mined in Southern Indiana, and is a fine iron-rich cone-13 clay body exactly as it comes out of the ground. This bowl was fired upside-down in the front of the firebox, during a 15-day firing with Cottonwood fuel. While the bowl has a dramatic textural side, and natural-ash glaze runs which change color as they drip "up" off the rim, the bowl is fully functional: a quarter turn from the front offers a very inviting spot for one's lips to address the pot while sipping tea.


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