Chawan stoneware tea bowl - speckled
A unique stoneware tea bowl is a special way to enjoy your morning, midday or evening tisane. Rich in history this bowl design is highly influenced by Asian tea drinking culture and these vessels are often referred to as Chawan. Whisking your favorite matcha, cupping the bowl with your two hands you feel the warmth not only in your belly, but in your finger tips as well. The simple beauty of this ceremony engages the senses, calms the nervous system and sets a tone for the rest of your day or night. The benefits don't end there. Our tea bowls don't simply function as tea vessels they have transformative super powers! They can be used as good old fashioned bowls for oatmeal, kitchari, gazpacho, guacamole, salsa, clay mask mixers, pre potted plant holders, or elegant ways to store little treasures you collect on your nature walks. Hand thrown stoneware by Andrew Durham.
In Andrew's words ... My throwing technique produces very light elegant forms - never clunky. I am highly influenced by Asian tea drinking culture where no handles are used and each cup comes as a unique creation sometimes referred to as chawan "tea bowl" or yamuni "tea cup". Chawan has recently become popular with people who drink matcha, but can be used for any warm beverage including loose leaf tea or tisane. As a family we have taken a liking to using our smallest tea bowls as serving dishes, our large tea bowls as traditional "bowls" and our tumblers as wine vessels.4.5” wide x 3.75” tall