Black glazed porcelain tea bowl with blue comet by Michel François
Weight: 354 grams
Rim: 12.7 cm diameter
Foot: 5 cm diameter
Height: 7 cm
Maker: Michel François, a French ceramist artist who opened the Falmouth Pottery in Cornwall after working at the Bernard Leach Pottery Studio.
This tea bowl is inspired by the black glazed tea bowls from the Sung dynasty (960-1279).
What makes this bowl also very interesting is a blue color effect that looks like a comet on one side of the inside of the bowl. This blue color obtained thanks to the addition of natural willow ashes to the glaze and thanks to a very careful interplay of reduction and oxidation during the firing.
This bowl is well suited to prepare matcha thanks to its shape, size and color. Or you could use it as a stylish waste water bowl.