Took a recent trip to Flagstaff AZ, to visit my old alma mater. While I was their I visited the ceramics department and met with a new acquaintance, Eugene Brosseau and my professor Jason Hess. They are both great woodfire artists.
This Chawan was made by EUGENE BROSSEAU.
He has this to say about it,
" large teabow sculpture impressed with objects from around ceramics studio and forest. Designed as solid object then hollowed to create vessel. Fired in "switchback kiln" or "double headed dragon", designed by Etsuji Nogouchi. Shino inner glaze otherwise bare clay, 36 hours near firebox front with better ash accumulation on back firebox side"
The clay body is a mix known as "Pioneer day"
I REALLY love this very tactile bowl, it has been a challenge to photograph, it is very photogenic, but has so much going on it is hard to capture all the details and represent them with my limited camera ability.
I call this bowl "Kazan-seki"
So without further ado, please enjoy...
Dens organic matcha ready to drink
The face has a lot of specs of gold color that I could not pick up with my camera