Chawan Black 3 – Takashi Endo
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This beautiful Matcha Chawan (tea bowl) is hand crafted by Kanagawa based ceramic artist Takashi Endo. It is a tall Winter style chawan, and could alternatively be used as a vase or similar vessel.
Endo San’s style features organic textures juxtaposed with sharp, modern design. His work is based on a foundation of monochromatic colours, and expresses the true nature of the clay which he sources from the Iga and Shigaraki regions.
He uses a purion clay which after using a reduction firing method, followed by cold reduction, reveals natural artefacts like feldspar. This creates a unique stone like finish that is textural and organic. This, coupled with his contemporary and minimalistic design, makes for distinctive pieces that are instantly recognisable as his own.
Each chawan he creates is a one-of-a-kind piece, and is as much artistic statement as it is a vessel from which to consume tea.
**Please note: this chawan is coarse and organic by design and is a balance of art and functionality
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