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Grey & White Brushstroke Matcha Bowl

$60.00

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Kiyomizuyaki Pottery
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
3″ tall
4.75″ wide
Packaged in a paper box

 

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This classically elegant chawan features a lovely, centuries old technique known as Hakeme.  This technique is descended from the traditional Korean decorative style called Gye Yal.  To create this design, the potter traditionally uses a stiff, dry brush (often made of straw) to apply white slip over a darker colored vessel, paying careful attention to the meticulous brushwork necessary, and allowing some of the dark glaze to peek through the white slip.  This results in a lovely swirled effect which compliments the bowl’s curvature.

The variations in the thickness of the white glaze created by the deep brushstrokes also give the surface of the bowl a nice, subtle textured feel.  The potter has left the foot unglazed, exposing the bowl’s rich redish-brown clay and adding a pleasant splash of color to the design.


NOTE:
Each of these matcha bowls features this glaze in the colors shown.  Bear in mind that each individual tea bowl will be its own unique expression of this glaze/color palette.