When it comes to the formal practice of Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) there is more to the making of a good Chawan than initially meets the eye. This lecture at NCECA 2015 “Lively Experiments,” discussed basic temae (procedure) and a number of the formal attributes that make a teabowl suitable for the tearoom and earning the name “Chawan”.  

John Baymore is professor of ceramics at New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Immediate Past President of the Potters Council of ACerS. He has been a presenter at venues such as Tokyo University of the Arts, the Yixing Pottery Festival, the International Academy of Ceramics, and NCECA conferences in 1984, 1999, 2006, and 2012.