It was in a teahouse in Japan that the potter Julie Lavoie discovered Tenmoku. On seeing the works of Kamada Koji for the first time, she was inspired by the 'starry skies' effect, unique to this glaze. Like a premonition, this idea of meteors had already appeared in her work before this journey.
Chawan from Julie Lavoie | TenmokuJulie Lavoie Collection
Quebec-born ceramist Julie Lavoie discovered Tenmoku for the first time in a Japanese tea room.
In seeing Kamada Koji's creations, she was inspired by the "starry skies" trademark effect of this glaze. Oddly enough, the theme of meteors had already appeared in her work long before this discovery. The stars were aligned!
The tenmoku glaze greatly shapes itself through interaction with two fundamental elements: temperature and cooking time. It requires a great deal of patience and craftsmanship from the artist.
To know more about the ceramist's approach, read this article on our blog.
The artisanal aspect of these chawans makes each one unique. Naturally shapes and colour gradients will vary from one piece to another. The true beauty of hand crafted authenticity.
Diameter: 12 cm
Height: 7.5 cm
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