Priest Jody Hojin Kimmel of the Mountains and Rivers Order handcrafts these stoneware bowls.
In creating this stoneware bowl, Hojin combines the naturalness of the Zen aesthetic with the raw ingredients of the mountains and rivers surrounding Zen Mountain Monastery. The unique glaze of this bowl contains ashes from the altars and fireplaces of the Monastery as well as iron oxide. While its warm earth tones - from deep chestnut brown to riverbank sand - serve to enhance the vivid color of whisked powdered green tea, each bowl is also a unique work of art in and of itself. Size, shape and color will vary. Average diameter approximately 5'' and 3'' deep.