Updated: Nov 20, 2020
"A tea bowl is probably the most fascinating and intriguing thing to make being an object of contemplation as well as a functional item. It was to be well made and well balanced, not too heavy, not too light and to feel good in the hand. It has to be pleasant to touch and to use. It also has to provide interest to the eye, to show the clay body it is made of, the touch of potter's hand, the glaze and the effects of the firing process. This provides a challenge that in my opinion no other item of pottery can match" - says ceramic artist Elena Renker.