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Modern Artisanal Chawan | Matcha Cup



Our smaller handmade porcelain chawan (matcha cup) is specially designed to work with a modern "muddler" chasen (bamboo whisk). The smaller size of the cup allows you to muddle the matcha with the warm water without creating much foam. Perfect for those who like to drink their matcha in a more concentrated form without too much water or in the traditional koicha (thick) style.

A modern interpretation of the traditional Raku tea bowl, our smaller chawan allow you to savor your matcha in style while feeling the comforting warmth of the tea emanate from the beautiful porcelain.

Our chawan are made by Alissa + Nienke in their studio in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and are the latest addition to their "Pigments & Porcelain" series.

Pigments & Porcelain is an ongoing research project into mixing colored pigments with liquid porcelain. By adding different colors as the porcelain is poured into the molds, Alissa + Nienke are able to create smooth and distinctive patterns in their porcelain. This particular technique reflects not only their unique way to working with colors, but also the movement created by the production process itself.
Our smaller chawan come in two "colors": primarily white with a blue marble effect or primarily blue with a white marble effect. Please select your preference between the two colors when you place your order.

Each cup is handmade and each color pattern is unique. The pattern on the cup might be vivid or subtle, smooth or undefined.

The color pattern of the cup that you receive may be different from the patterns of the cups that are pictured.
The cups are glazed on the inside and unglazed on the outside.

The cups are dishwasher safe due to the high-temperature at which the porcelain is fired and should maintain their color as the blue pigmentation is inside the clay itself (not just in the glazing).
Diameter: 9cm (3.5")
Height: 6.5cm (2.5")

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