This precious hand-thrown stoneware tea bowl combines simple form with an exceptionally intricate surface. Yoko Ozawa uses clay from South Australia and makes her glaze with yellow box ash (eucalyptus) from her fireplace. This natural, white crackle glaze creates patterning unique to each piece and a rough, organic texture that enhances the tactile nature of the tea cup. It demonstrates Yoko's skill in creating harmonious ceramics that explore the interplay of perfection and imperfection and will bring joy for years to come.
Dimensions: H-5 cm x W-10 cm
As all products are handmade, sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Tea-bowls are coated by matt-satin glaze and are water-tight. Advise against using to serve coffee or strong black tea as this may stain.
Yoko Ozawa is a Japanese ceramist, based in Melbourne, who has been working with clay for 15 years. Her interest in the natural world informs works that are simultaneously functional and sculptural.
Yoko's work is informed by the Japanese notion of Yohaku, which is concerned with blank space and ‘in-between spaces.’ It was through studying Japanese painting that Yoko was introduced to the concept of Yohaku, which enables a deeper consciousness of mind and our surroundings.