Content of the jar:
1300 ml, diameter of bowl mouth 18,2 cm, height 10,3 cm, weight 1,075 kg
A massive bowl used for leftover water and also might be used for water that will be used for making tea, it gives plain water a very nice feeling, such from mountain wells. Once placed or used on a table it dominates as well it keep its modest warm character. There were made only a few of these bowls.
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
Duchek’s bizen jieshui bowl #20
1300 ml, priemer 18,2cm, výška 10,3 cm, váha 1,075 kg
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