Wheel thrown with a thick white Shino glaze White thick Shino glaze*. One of Elena's favourite things to make, a beautiful 'functional art piece'.
Elena’s aim is not perfection, on the contrary, her belief is 'imperfections make the bowls come alive, make them easier to relate to, make them more human. 'Nature’s perfection lies within its own asymmetry.'
Size: W 120 x H 75 mm
Handmade in Auckland, New Zealand
*Shino glaze originates from the late 16th century in the Mino region of Japan where it’s loosely thrown pots and spontaneous decorations were perfectly suited to the wabi-sabi aesthetics of the ruling Zen Buddhist tea masters of that era.
*The glaze was melted in the kiln, it's crystallised beautifully at the bottom of tea bowl.