Tea Bowl (11 cm/4.3") - Unique Piece

€20.62

Ceramic tea bowl made with the Raku technique.

Unique piece. The piece that is observed in the photo corresponds to the unit that is for sale.

Raku is the name of an ancient japonese technique of firing. It was originally used in the tea's ceremony, very traditional in Japan. In the Raku process, interfer natural elements such as oxigen and very specially the fire. That's the main reason why the result is always unpredictable and it always gives unique pieces impossible to repeat.

Color
  • Blue
Quantity
Last items in stock

Ceramic tea bowl made with the Raku technique.

Unique piece. The piece that is observed in the photo corresponds to the unit that is for sale.

Raku is the name of an ancient japonese technique of firing. It was originally used in the tea's ceremony, very traditional in Japan. In the Raku process, interfer natural elements such as oxigen and very specially the fire. That's the main reason why the result is always unpredictable and it always gives unique pieces impossible to repeat.

This item is suitable for dishwashers, ovens and microwaves since it is baked to more than 900 centigrade and is made of refractory clay much more resistant than common mud.

The pieces are placed in an oven of approximately 950 degrees, when the enamels reach their cooking point they are removed in a state of incandescence and they are carefully placed, with the help of iron tongs, in a container full of wood flakes. With the contact of fire the flakes and a large amount of smoke is generated that penetrates the piece becoming part of it. The glazes in which the pieces have been painted provide a part of the oxygen necessary for this combustion, thus becoming pure metal, which gives it the characteristic appearance of this ceramic. After a few minutes the chemical process is finished by lowering the temperature sharply with water. In the end all the pieces have fascinating tonalities, textures and colors and never equal to each other. The Raku is therefore a complex alchemy where the four elements intervene: earth, fire, water and air and which are unique pieces always wonderful.

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Data sheet

Compositions
Pottery
Type of Finish
Enamel
Color
Blue
Height
4,5 cm (1.75")
Diameter
11 cm (4.3")