Ash glazed chawan by Chris Sora

Ash Glazed Chawan – by Chris Sora


Product Description

-wood fired to cone 12

-ash glazed interior with ash glaze highlights on exterior

-food safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe (hand washing recommended)

-8.4cm H x 15.5cm W

-CAD $65.00 including tax, and shipping and handling to anywhere in North America



Chris Sora is a third generation Japanese-Canadian and has been potting for more than twenty five years. He was formally trained at Mohawk and Sheridan Colleges.

A crusty Japanese plate and an interest in his heritage created the motivation for pursuing the craft and art of Japanese pottery. To further his understanding of Japanese aesthetics, Chris has studied and collected pottery, woodblock prints, Buddhist statuary, Zen calligraphy, swords, armour, furniture and cinema. As well, he is accomplished in both the art of Japanese swordsmanship or iaido as it is more commonly known and kyudo or Japanese archery.

Chris works primarily in stoneware and fires both in Cone 6 oxidation and Cone 10 wood fired kilns.

His pots have won numerous awards at Mohawk College and at the Hamilton Potters’ Guild Biennial Exhibition. They have been exhibited at the Carnegie Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington and the Hamilton Potters’ Guild Biennial juried show. He is also the preferred potter for the Japanese tea ceremony club of Toronto and has provided commissioned tableware to Japanese restaurants.


I have always been influenced by my Japanese heritage. This innate desire to explore my roots led me to the world of Japanese ceramics. There, I found beauty in simplicity and naturalness. This is what inspired me to be a potter.

This aesthetic and the sense of being in harmony with nature are what I draw from to create my pieces. I would like my works to be more than just vessels or objets d’art. I want them to be a part of how one approaches everyday life.


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