by UDUMBARA Helsinki
Hand-made using wild natural clay
Size | 10(d) x 5(h) cm
Udumbara's Tao bowls are designed to be used. Indeed, a simple hand-rubbing that occurs naturally while using the Tao Bowl would make the clay shinier, hence why a well-loved wild clay bowl is known to be glowing! The light, milky colour glaze would also eventually develop fine crackles and as time passes the tea seeps in the crackles to develop a patina that is prized and cherished amongst tea connoisseurs.
Thanks to the porous nature of the clay and its rich iron and mineral content, tea brewed in Kultela’s clay are enhanced by wonderfully rich, earthy character. All products are made using, low-heat, firing method, powered by solar energy.
UDUMBARA’s earth-friendly pottery, have been made in Kallio, Helsinki since 1994. All products are hand-made, using wild, natural clay from the small village of Kultela in Somero, Southwestern Finland.
The studio emphasises on the unique values of natural clay as well as being warm, homely and above all an ecological choice. Wild clay has its own temperamental nature and requires plenty of patience, with certain objects requiring months of ageing before firing.
Each item is hand-made and it might vary slightly in colour or appearance, which we hope you see as an advantage rather than a vice!