Chonky Chawan (tea bowl)

I’ve been trying out some things that are atypical for me… namely, functional pieces, tea ceremony pieces, and trying not to be perfect.

This wonky chawan is a little bit lumpy (and distorted? asymmetrical?) on purpose, as I was tasked with the project of basically making a pinch pot and then modifying it a little bit on the wheel. Totally out of my comfort zone.

I think I like how it turned out.
: )

(Oh, and I made one matching sake cup.)

Thank you for looking!

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Wonky = charming! They are perfectly imperfect :slight_smile:

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I love it! The wonkiness makes it even more lovely and pretty!

This rocks! :metal:t3:

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I love your tea bowl and sake cup!
I’m not very good at wonky, so I appreciate it.

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The colors are lovely and I like the slightly imperfect shape. Well done.

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Beautiful colors!

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It is the most beautiful set. The wonky seems intentional and natural and those colours are incredibly fresh and lively. I would not be able to resist this pottery.

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Love these so much!

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These bowls are gorgeous and I love the colors. The “imperfections” help to keep a solid grip on them, as they would conform better to the shape of a hand. :heart_decoration::purple_heart::heart_decoration:

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Way to step out of your comfort zone. I think it paid off. :wink: Beautiful coloring.

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Oh it’s so cool! I love how it looks like spring—green grass and blue skies!

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Gorgeous! I want to touch it, I bet it feels lovely in the hand too!

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So pretty. I love the colors.

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I love the rustic nature of this bowl. I would use this over a more technically “perfect” piece. Great job.

:metal:

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Oh wow, thank you for all the lovely comments, everyone!

I like these colors too! I’m in a new studio, so I have new glazes to get used to (on top of a completely new kiln for everyone), so it’s exciting when the colors come out nice! (And I love a good matte glaze, heehee)

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love this, wonkiness+gorgeous glazes!!! Wonky pottery is my absolute favourite and I think hard to make on purpose. I’m always asking my pottery friends for the weird wonky stuff they usually ditch lol

Such a cheerful color palette!

chonky is my new favorite word! I love how full of life these are. Great job!