Two Tone Celadon Matcha Bowl by Jacob Bodilly
Matcha Bowl / / Chawan / / by Jacob Bodilly
Hand Thrown in Devon
Approximate measurements: 11.5cm width x 7cm height. 300ml.
A very fine Chawan, carefully and skilfully made, with great attention to detail. Stoneware with a light celadon glaze. This Chawan has a very satisfying two-tone colouration of subtle blue and green hues and an even glassy crackle within the glaze, becoming more pronounced with use. The underside of the chawan is left unglazed with the stoneware showing, offering a subtle contrast whilst giving a very tactile surface and foot to hold well within the hand.
Jacob has been working in Ceramics for over 12 years with previous residences spent at Leach Pottery and Boscean Pottery in Cornwall. Estabilishing his personal studio based in the peaceful, secluded countryside near the Devon/Somerset border since 2014. From there, he creates highly skilled pieces with the upmost care and dedication to the craft. Drawing from traditional Asian styles, methods and philosphy as well as being informed by his personal love of Puerh, Oolong and Dark teas Jacob works with selected local clays and creates unique glazes, his work culminating in the realisation of some very fine contemporary teawares striving for a timeless beauty.