Japanese tea bowls


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Japanese tea bowls

  1. 1. Pinch Pots!Mr. CanfieldCampbell County Middle School
  2. 2.  Form: A three-dimensional object having volume and thickness. Color: Comes from the three primaries and black and white. They have three properties – hue, value, and intensity. Texture: The tactile qualities of a surface (actual) or to the visual representation of such surface qualities (implied).
  3. 3.  Unity: Achieved when the parts of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion. Emphasis: The created center of interest, the place in an artwork where your eye first lands
  4. 4. Japanese Tea Bowl is a teacup with no handle!
  5. 5.  Used during “social events” The bowl creates a connection between host and guest As bowls are used over time, they change and mature Bowls are given poetic names by the artists who makes them Their name is written on a custom-made wooden box that holds the bowl
  6. 6.  Tea Bowls is “Chawan” in Japanese They are available in a wide range of sizes and styles. Different styles are used for thick and thin tea. Shallow bowls, which allow the tea to cool rapidly, are used in summer Deep bowls are used in winter
  7. 7.  Bowls over four hundred years old are in use today, but only on unusually special occasions. The best bowls are thrown by hand, and some bowls are extremely valuable through the pinching technique. Irregularities and imperfections are prized: they are often featured as the "front" of the bowl.
  8. 8.  Some Tea Bowls are created on pottery wheels. These bowls are symmetrically balanced.
  9. 9.  Beside using a wheel, Japanese artists would use a “pinching” technique to make a Tea Bowl. These bowls are more organic and unique!
  10. 10.  Tea Bowls today are created on the wheel in bulk These bowls can be purchased inexpensively Some bowls are actually made to look like they were done with the pinching technique, yet actually on the wheel
  11. 11.  Chawan (Tea Bowls) created by Japan’s most famous potters can be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars They inscribe their names on the bottom Price goes even higher!
  12. 12.  Roll a ball of clay – bigger the ball, bigger the bowl Press thumb in the middle of the ball Between thumb and pointy finger, pinch the walls up as your working around in a spiral.
  13. 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS7M77pDuYghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgyc7zqrmXU&feature=relmfu
  14. 14.  To complete your soon-to-be Tea Bowl, add a coil base. Roll a piece of clay like a worm, leaving it a little thick. Wrap around to make it look like a bracelet Wet the top of the circular coil or “bracelet” and place pot on it. Smear the coil and pot together where it connects.
  15. 15.  How will you design your Japanese Tea Bowl? Will your Tea Bowl have decorations? Will your Tea Bowl have different colors?Before using clay, let’s design our Tea Bowl!Grab a piece of paper and sketch out how you want your bowl to look! Color it! Get Creative!
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