Chawan & tea objects
Patrice Bongrand is known for his bonsai pots, but it is mainly his tea bowls (chawan) and traditional Japanese tea objects… read more
In Japan, the distinctive aesthetics of anagama kiln-fired pieces are highly sought after, and have been traditionally used… read more
According to certain historical documents, tea was first introduced to Japan in the 8th century. However, it was not until… read more
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The anagama kiln is a semi-buried recumbent tunnel oven. These kilns are installed on slopes, which permits better draught and greater efficiency.
This is certainly the oldest form of oven for baking at high temperatures.
The anagama kiln imparts an exceptional character to the pieces, like tea bowl, that are fired in it. This is why Western ceramicists in North America and Europe continue to use this type of kiln with enthusiasm, despite the exhausting (yet fascinating!) experience inherent in these firings.