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Annette Lindenberg 'Winter breath' Tea Bowl 5
Annette Lindenberg 'Winter breath' Tea Bowl 5
Annette Lindenberg 'Winter breath' Tea Bowl 5
Annette Lindenberg 'Winter breath' Tea Bowl 5

Annette Lindenberg 'Winter breath' Tea Bowl 5

Maker: Annette Lindenberg

Regular price £520.00

Handmade in UK.

Dimensions: W 11.5cm x H 7.5cm

Materials: Grey clay with a satin white glaze

Method: Hand Sculpted, Kurinuki (the Japanese technique of hollowing solid clay)

Care: Functional, wipe dry after use 



The beautiful tea bowl is finely handcrafted by artist Annette Lindenberg using kurinuki, the traditional Japanese technique of carving from a single block of clay. The tea bowl is made with a satin white glaze poured over a grey body. The artist was inspired by melted patches of snow alongside thicker snow drifts. A thin glaze retains the rough sandy texture, and the interior of the bowl reveals vague hints of circular marks — traces of the maker’s process. The slightly matted white glaze runs down the exterior of the bowl, captured in a moment of ephemeral movement. Its asymmetric fuller bellied form plays into a sense of conviviality as its form fits into cupped palms, even as the roughness in texture and cut edges reveals a grittiness in the raw material.

A small lightly glazed area by the rim of the bowl shows the unglazed clay, a detail reflecting the influence from the Japanese aesthetic theory of wabi-sabi – an appreciation for beauty in imperfection. The piece elegantly treads a balance between delicate softness and jagged roughness, reflecting the artist’s interest in natural geomorphic forms and wabi-sabi. This combination results in a mesmerising rawness and warmth that is simultaneously intimate and subliminal. The unglazed bottom exhibits the original rough clay body, finished with the neat maker’s mark.


About the Artist:

Annette Lindenberg is a German/British ceramicist, originally from Austria, whose work focuses on Kurinuki, the Japanese method of hollowing and carving blocks of clay. Prior to her MA, Annette graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BA in Artist: Designer Maker. She has exhibited at the British Art Fair at Saatchi and the London Art Fair with the gallery Modern Clay.

Over her time at the Royal College of Art she has explored artistic glazing, experimenting with new formulations, unusual application techniques and methods of firing. Her range of tea bowls and cups explore her personal connection to the sea, an interest in geology and clay carving method.