This salt fired ceramic tea bowl is made by Chicago-based artist Andrew Jessup. The bowl has a corrugated surface glazed with striking metallic gold. The gold glaze has a crackled finish and a hazy gray hue is dispersed atop the gold, creating a smoke-like effect. The interior of the vessel has a cloudy taupe hue and the lip of the bowl is mottled with brown speckles.
Approximately 4” x 3”
"My pottery is about my struggle to create something truly unique. Whether it's a cup, bowl, vase or sculpture, I want it to be beautifully crafted and one of a kind. I appreciate oddities and try to reflect that in my work. For me, each piece of clay is born in the fire and has a lifetime of experiences to share with you. I have a story for each of them. I invite you, the viewer to look at each piece and find your own story." - Andrew Jessup