Author: Dan Greenfeld

Making tea bowls (chawan)

I have been studying and collecting tea bowls (“chawan”) for about ten years.  I am fascinated by the objects themselves and their place in Japanese ceramics, aesthetics, culture, and history.It is only in the last few years...

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First firing

In earlier posts, I’ve shown pictures of some of my wood-fired teapots, tea bowls, and cups, and explained why I do long firings fueled with wood.  However, being a New York City potter, I didn’t have a wood kiln, so I became an...

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