Thank you Bob and Chip. I figured soap would ruin the glaze so I have been rinsing with hot water and wiping dry with a paper towel (i would you soft dish cloths but my family likes to wash things with strong smelling detergents and fabric softener
and i find it gets stuck on the chawan and the smell is difficult to remove.
Even if I have a smooth glazed chawan, hot water rinse, and wipe + air dry is there a possibility of bacterial growth or mold? or will very hot water rinses basically sanitize the chawan?
How would you clean a chawan if you shared it with someone? to ensure there are not germs? or would you just not share the chawan
I feel so new to the world of chawan and ceramics.