This shino bowl for matcha was created by renowned Lithuanian artist Dormante Penkinski using one of the most archaic and complex Japanese pottery technologies. Bowls covered with organic shino glaze are fired inside 1,300°C for 3 or 6 days where melting natural wood ash plays an important role in artistic process.
Slow technological approach leads to unpredictable artistic results which are not only charged with strong fire energy but also pleases our eyes with accident, roughness, asymmetry and empty spaces. It's a timeless and functional piece of art which becomes more valuable with time.
This line of work epitomises the very essence of Shibumi as an ode to beautiful imperfection.
Ceramic shino bowl for matcha - Chawan by Dormante Penkinski
Handmade (no wheel)
Woodfired for 6 days