Craig Martell on mon 12 feb 01
I would have to agree wholeheartedly with Vince about teabowls. They
aren't easy to understand in terms of nuance and meaning and they certainly
aren't a "snap" to make. But really, nothing we do is really all that
easy. When and if pots seem easy, I get worried. I'm not trying hard
enough or something.
I'm a wanna be teabowl maker from a non teabowl culture. I've looked at a
lot of teabowls from all over the world and I've tried to assimilate the
idea of "teabowl" and use my own sense to make teabowls that have some sort
of honest aesthetic and make a connection with someone who may want to use
I make mugs too and mugs, like teabowls have their own set of rules and
their own little lives. Neither is easier or harder than the other. Both
need to be understood and approached for their own merits.
good potting, Craig Martell in Oregon
Lee Love on tue 13 feb 01
I only asked my zen teacher's wife once, "what makes a good teabowl." she
is a tea teacher and told me, "Make tea in the teabowl and you will know if
it is good enough." Very simple.
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Sharon on tue 13 feb 01
I believe the connection with the one who wants to use them is a great idea!
>From: Craig Martell
> and use my own sense to make teabowls that have some sort
> of honest aesthetic and make a connection with someone who may want to use