porous earthenware originally made in Japan and associated with the Tea Ceremony. Also the process of firing pottery to red heat and rapidly cooling in a pit or container of combustible material.
Low-fired earthenware, glazed with lead or alkaline glazes; traditionally made in Japan for the tea ceremony. The pots are taken from the still-firing kiln and plunged into water, sometimes having been previously dropped into vegetation to reduce the metal oxides and so give different color results.
Porous-bodied Japanese pottery coated with a thick lead glaze, in colours ranging from dark brown and light red to straw, green and cream. The ware was first made in the 16thC, and being closely associated with the tea ceremony, is still used in Japan today.