Pots > Tea bowls

To purchase or find out more about a specific tea bowl, click on it's image below.

 

The tea bowl is a form that has been popular since the use of tea became widespread in China from the T'ang period, (618 - 907 AD) and later in Japan from the 12th century. In Japan the tea ceremony became a contemplative ritual, providing an opportunity for the tactile and aesthetic qualities of the tea bowl to be appreciated. 

The form I often make, is known as a unomi, when held ones hands are warmed and the form can be fully sensed.

I make these faceted tea bowls on the kick wheel and cut the wall of the bowl, before throwing out into its the final shape. In the tea bowl form, the foot is often thought to reveal the character of its maker.

If you are interested in buying one of the tea bowls below, click on the image. You will see the size and price and be able to proceed to purchasing. Due to a lot of recent interest, many of the tea bowls below have been sold. Please do take a look, and if you are interested in buying any tea bowls in the future please do get in touch and let me know which ones you liked.