Content of the jar:
90 ml, upper edge diameter 9 cm
A small cup with twisted edge and nicely coloured body.
This piece come from a last woodfired teaware by Jiri Duchek and Martin Hanus. It is made of bizen style as we might call it. A Japanese traditional bizen ware made of local clay that is mixed with tiny river white gravel/stones. These stones won’t shrink during firing and they will come out of the surface, many times sticking out, a cracks are created around these stones, these and other cracks are desirable in this style of tea ware. Some tea ware is smoothen so that the sticking out stones are removed.
I asked Jiri Duchek to have some pieces that have these stones left, a kind of hard-core wabi sabi style. There are two waste water pots such and this is one of them. High-end bizen ware is fired many times over and over, getting more and more cracks and natural glaze layers and marks.
This one is fired only once as I am not sure there will be people willing to pay a triple price. Occasional cracks are not a fault rather a valuable mark of this ware. Bizen is fired usually longer and could take several days. In this occasion was fired for 36 hours.
A very nice and brief documentary from Bizen, Japan
Each piece of a batch of ceramics made in 2021 will have one additional photo. These images are taken during a visit of Jiri Duchek from its surrounding, nature, simply places where he lives and creates his pieces.
Duchek’s bizen jieshui bowl #290
90 ml, vrchný priemer 9 cm
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