The first bowl has a balanced shape, displays the tea well, feels great in hand and on mouth. Simple, sincere, soothing.
The second dramatic vessel was pinched and carved into life and one can feel Alan's art in it. This bowl is very organic and earthy. The texture is wonderful and translates to a more tactile experience when holding and drinking from it.
The third tea bowl delivered a tactile sensation in between the other two bowls...here the lip was textured, but the rim was of a more voluptuous thickness. The foot was an excellent size for holding super hot tea without scorching my hand. I love the serene oatmeal finish which was more complex than initially noticed.
Thanks, Alan! Feb 2018