Since I made my first chawan I have wanted to make chaire. I have tried sculpting one using the same technique that I use when I make chawan, without any success. I do not own a potters wheel, and have neither space nor money for one. So that is not a option either.
In 2007 before Christmas I learned to make cups using a mold and liquid clay. A year later I have now acquired the ingredients for making my own molds.
This image series shows me making a chaire mold and finally a chaire.