Our Chawan at Kabineto was handcrafted in Czech Republic by Frantisek H.. At his Bohemian countryside studio, Frantisek fires these Chawan’s in a Japanese Anagama Kiln for 46 hours & then exposes it directly to the smoke from the fire at temperatures of up to 2500°F. The fly ash, volatile salts and the clay metamorphosed – altogether creates a spectacular ash glaze. The firing technique allows air admission into the kiln and this leads to iron oxides within the clay which is a significant part of the coloring process.
“I fire ceramics in my two self-made furnaces…”
Frantisek graduated from the Czech university for Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics. Besides the Japanese techniques Raku and Anagama, he also specializes in the reproduction of medieval pottery, mainly Gothic.