Aka Shino Matcha Jawan – by Chris Sora
-tea ceremony bowl wood fired to cone 11
-“red” Shino glaze
-food safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe (hand washing recommended)
-made with specially formulated clay for tea bowls
-this clay makes the bowls minimally porous and will create some humidity on the bottom if they are kept filled with liquid for more than 12 hours
-there will be no leakage under normal use
-8.7cm H x 13.0cm W
-perfect size for ice cream
-CAD $80 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.