Many potters around the world today make ‘teabowls,’ even though they may not intend for them to actually be used for drinking Japanese matcha. As a result, the emphasis seems to be on visual appeal rather than utility. As part of our discussion on chanoyu and treasured tea ceramics, Professor Andrew Maske of Wayne State University explains what requirements a teabowl must fulfill in order to be not only aesthetically successful but also usable in a tea ceremony. Joan B Mirviss LTD, a Japanese fine art gallery based in New York, hosts regular Gallery Talks on ZOOM on a range of topics related to Japanese art, history, and culture.
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