David R. wrote:
I guess the question is : how many parts of this "Journey into the Tea Cave" will there be !?!
Another one could be : how many will it take for my jaw not te be able to climb up ever again !
I hope you recover very soon ... part 2 is coming. How many parts? You know me better than that don't you ...
I may have to join iannon in a "Clearance Sale" chant.
Love it, Chip, a beautiful collection.
Also, nice tease by showing only a little of the other shelves in the background
Many more parts to come I hope!
Yes, quite intentional ... as the eyes wander/wonder
from left to right.
P.S. Nice thermometer friendly yuzamashi
Yes, this may be the MOST used piece of teaware! The thermometer just stands right in there, no falling out like most yuzamashi ... and I bought it from a German distributor ... hmmm, Keiko
or something like that. Got it at the World Tea Expo.
It does not cool the water quite as fast, obviously, but this prevents me from having to rush due to water cooling too fast. Overall, it is a piece that has seen 1000's and 1000's of steeps, and I am quite pleased with it. Oh, I gauge the water level in it by the iron spots, heh, I know which spot equals 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.8 ounces.
Hopeofda... wrote:Wow, Chip, that is seriously impressive! Are there particular hagi/chawan artists that you collect, or all of those by different artists?
These are "ippaku-wan", Yunomi and guinomi. Chawan are kept somewhat seperate, mostly due to their size. So, the ippaku-wan-s look like small chawan, but they are too small.
In Hagi chawan, I have acquired works by Seigan, Deishi, and an unknown piece from 20-30ish years ago. Artisans I would like to add seem to cost a fortune since they mainly do one offs, so 500-1000's of $$$. Just not happening right now.
Fortunately we also have some wonderful TeawareArtisans and have pretty many from Cory Lum, Michael Coffee (ShyRabbit), Chris Chaney (ChicagoPotter), Shawn McGuire (Greenwood), ElmStudios, LittlePig ... and more to come!