Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby TokyoB » Mar 17th, '11, 21:15

Tead Off wrote:Very nice kyusu. Since there are many by this artist on ebay, have you asked whether these are fired in a Noborigama or electric/gas kiln? I only have 1 bizen teapot but it is a magician with some teas.


Hey Tead Off - how have you been?

So any particular teas that you recommend we try with bizen? Is it a category or just experimentation tea by tea?
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby debunix » Mar 17th, '11, 21:57

iannon wrote:ok that does it! time for the Woozl's to release a TC Offering! :mrgreen:


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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Tead Off » Mar 17th, '11, 22:56

TokyoB wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Very nice kyusu. Since there are many by this artist on ebay, have you asked whether these are fired in a Noborigama or electric/gas kiln? I only have 1 bizen teapot but it is a magician with some teas.


Hey Tead Off - how have you been?

So any particular teas that you recommend we try with bizen? Is it a category or just experimentation tea by tea?


The Bizen pot I have is slightly large for me, 160-170ml, so I reserve it for teas I want to drink a bit more of like Sun Moon Lake. I bet Puerh would be good in these but I haven't tried. Heavier teas come to mind for this clay.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Drax » Mar 19th, '11, 18:55

Artistic Nippon had a couple of "aobizen" items for sale recently. I picked up a kyuusu and a cup (and I noticed somebody else picked up the other cup shortly after!)...

I was smitten with the kyuusu the moment I saw it. I only own one other kyuusu (a yohen gyokko), so this is definitely one of my special purchases for the year.

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Here's the back... the hidasuki marks on the kyuusu are a light brown... very neat.

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And a shot of the beautiful bottom in the fading sunlight... you can see the marks a bit clearer in this shot.

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AN had a few cups of the 'ao' type -- two of them were cups that had the typical bizen scorching on the outside, but were 'raw' (ao -- blue, or in this case, blue-gray) on the inside. Actually one of the cups seemed more golden, which was interesting. But they also had a "pure" ao cup. That's the one I picked up, mostly because it reminded me of the Hagi Special Offering "Snowdrifts." In fact, my last picture is of the two side-by-side... a little blurry, but will try to get a better picture when the lighting is better.

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This cup reminds me of the "thawed" version of the hagi... :lol:

I got some other items from AN, but more along the lines of accessories. Will share those later...
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Stentor » Mar 20th, '11, 04:41

VERY nice, Drax. Beautiful choices.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby karmaplace » Mar 20th, '11, 05:35

Celebrating 100 Days with my boyfriend with a bit of wuyi! (A lot of Korean couples celebrate this day.)

I got the yunomi from TSUCHIKARA POTTERY about a month ago, the Matsukawa kyusu arrived a few days ago from Yuuki-Cha, and the saucers/cup rests are brand new! We found them in a tea shop in Daegu. Happy 100 Days to me. :mrgreen:

We were a little too lazy to bring out the tray, so please excuse our tea towel. :lol:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby debunix » Mar 20th, '11, 11:20

Harmonious collection of teawares....hope the relationship is equally so!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby OhJungMin » Mar 20th, '11, 22:57

Nice teaware, Karmaplace!
Your collection is growing pretty fast.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Xell » Mar 25th, '11, 07:19

Using this tokoname-yaki kyusu for some time already, quite cheap, but i really like color and decoration, also it's still very well made. Size is 280ml, perfect for my personal use. It's quite flat, so tea leaves spread really well.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby odarwin » Mar 29th, '11, 23:49

just in from the mail... my first chawan
sorry for the poor quality cell phone pics :)

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby karmaplace » Mar 29th, '11, 23:53

odarwin wrote:just in from the mail... my first chawan


Oooh, it's a beauty! From where? :D
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby odarwin » Mar 29th, '11, 23:56

karmaplace wrote:
odarwin wrote:just in from the mail... my first chawan


Oooh, it's a beauty! From where? :D


thanks!, its from etsy...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ippuku
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby karmaplace » Mar 30th, '11, 00:07

odarwin wrote:thanks!, its from etsy...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ippuku


Oh, I was wondering! I have one of Mitsuko's chawan myself. You got a really nice one! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Chip » Mar 30th, '11, 00:21

Nice chawan Darwin! Ippuku's works often have a very Bizenesque thing going on!

Nice new pieces everyone!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby odarwin » Mar 30th, '11, 00:37

thanks guys!

it does have a bizenesque thing going on...

i just notice that the inside of the bowl is yellow colored and has a rough texture. i was wondering if it is a form of glaze or something since i dont really know a lot about pottery. im not sure if there would be much to say just by looking at the poor pictures i have posted on what the yellow stuff is.

this is the description for the bowl:

Wood fired Chawan with Shino glaze.
wood ash from oak tree added the earthy yellow/brown/grey color.
It feels the power from the Earth, waiting for the spring.
Hold, feel, enjoy the Earth!
5 3/4" diameter
2 3/4" height
Microwave, dishwasher, food safe
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