Care Required: Dishwasher safe but hand washing recommended
Please Note: As all pieces are hand made, exact form and finish may vary.
We recommend pairing these tea bowls with the Devon Red Teapot (15).
Built by artists Popalini & Jezando, this unique Kyusu tea bowl is made using Cornish stoneware. It is wood fired with soda for around 40 hours. The soda normally hits the pots on one side, which is the desired effect for artists Popalini & Jezando who favour working with local and natural materials. With a tan slip, this exquisite form is both fully functional, aesthetically pleasing to the eye and comfortable to hold with your hands, making a special brewing experience.
This traditional Japanese tea bowl is used for brewing Japanese, Taiwanese or Chinese types of tea. The form has a tactile surface with subtle ridges around the exterior.
About the Artist:
Working together under the name Popalini & Jezando, Pop Wilkinson and Jez Anderson make collaboratively designed pots, with a particular focus on teaware. They take influence from the traditional pottery of North Devon, which is where they are both from, and also from the subtle understated forms they admired whilst researching wood-firing in Japan.
The often angular forms of their pots are contrasted with soft tactile elements that together celebrate the materiality of clay while at the same time pairing technical complexity with visual simplicity and function. Within their process Popalini & Jezando exploit elemental methods such as wood-firing and the use of ash glazes and wild clays to imbue their contemporary forms with an ancient, earthy quality.