Matthias Kaiser Faceted Chawan in Platinum

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This series showcases beautifully the interaction between the artist and his material. The clay for this piece is procured from a digging site that had been abandoned since the Romans left it. 

Matthias finds the form of the Platinum Chawan by first shaping a thick walled bowl, then cutting away at the wall with a knife. It takes careful precision not to cut through the wall of the bowl.

Seashells are used as a natural base in the first firing of the chawan that when burned away leave residual calcium that acts as a natural transparent glaze on the base of the piece.

To finish the piece the artist applies a platinum lustre containing real platinum before firing once more.

Handcrafted in Austria.