Chawan in raku
35,00€ Taxes included
A chawan is the bowl used in the tea ceremony. This one in particular was fired using an antique japanese technique called raku. In this technique the fire gives the pieces a rustic, aged, imperfect and random appearance. The pleasant sensation of drinking a warm tea is heightened when you are using a unique piece.
High: 8,5 cm / 3.3 in
Diameter: 15 cm / 5.9 in
Capacity: 350 ml / 12.3 oz
DO NOT put on microwave or dishwasher.
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It is a technique of pottery whose origins are linked to the ancient Japanese art of tea ceremony. This technique is deeply rooted in the Zen philosophy and related to the influence that Buddhism had on the Japanese culture, whose Raku ceramics production can be traced back to the XVI century. Once fired on an electric oven, pieces are glazed and submitted again on a combustion oven. When the glaze melts, the piece is taken out of fire, and put into some recipient together with organic material. The combustion produces lots of smoke and lack of oxygen, which is taken from the glazes and metalize. The smoke gets into the non-glazed parts becoming them black. A few minutes later, putting the piece in water abruptly stops the process cooling it down. This thermic chock creates visual cracks on the glaze.
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