This gorgeous, handcrafted tea bowl is truly one of kind. It was created by a local friend of Sei Mee Tea’s, Ted Juve (see more below). When you hold this bowl, you will feel its strength and sturdiness, but also the delicate precision Juve puts into each of his works of art. The bowl fits in your palm comfortably and is a versatile decorative piece in addition to tea bowl.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Theodore Olaf Juve, known to his collectors as “Olaf”, has been working with ceramics for over 40 years. He realized when he first put his hands to the clay at the age of 15 that he wanted to do this for the rest of his life. Whether he is working with classic stoneware forms, ancient Oriental raku, organic, wood fire pieces or his most recent interest, Obvara, each piece is exquisitely unique and beautiful.
“Each piece has a spirit of its own. You begin to feel what it wants to become the moment you lay you hands on the clay. My task is to keep listening as the wheel spins, making sure my hands yield to the moment‐by‐moment inspiration they’re receiving”. Olaf
Ted is primarily self-taught and his work is inspired by the natural beauty of the Wallowa Mountains of Northeastern Oregon