fired at extremely high temperature, the leaf is not fired to ashes but instead its veins are
vivid displayed, showing a realistic and elegant silhouette, just like real leaves, floating in the
ocean of glaze. This graceful collection of works is an ingenious workmanship.
After a month-long vacation in Provence, France in 2013, I was so enchanted and inspired by
the beauty of the lavender fields there, that I decided to formulate a unique glaze that could
capture this amazing scene.
The difficulties in creating the “lavender” glaze are tremendous. For example, what colorant
should I use to trigger the vibrant colors that reflect the different stages of lavender blossoms?
How big should the lavender petals be? How do I arrange the colors so the presentation is picturesque?
Additionally, it took many trial and errors to find the ideal temperature curves.
I’m happy to present the satisfying results - three Chawans that provoke three types of imagination
about the beautiful lavender fields in Provence.