NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

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

Postby Se7en8ight » Aug 4th, '14, 11:45

Hi Everyone,

TBH I'm rather embarrassed to share the photo of my Favorite Teapot cause I'm fairly certain it's not in anyway special except to me :D Looking at all of the things you guys have posted is leaving me feeling a tad inadequate! :lol: But it is my first teapot and it's what got me interested in tea ware so I do love it. :mrgreen:

And as with anything I suppose you need to start from somewhere, just as with forums you gotta put yourself out there even if it means people are going "what the heck was he thinking?" :lol:

So I was walking around Chinatown in Singapore a few years back when I stumbled upon this tea shop-house(which sadly has closed). I wandered in only because I was trying to kill some time but then this pot caught my eye. I was so drawn to it. It looked so modern and I really liked the thought that something so sleek could be used to produce something so traditional. I probably spent more that what it's really worth too but it was with in my budget and I got to walk a way with a souvenir... 2 in fact, I got one more embellished with goldfish that reminded me of my grandmother's teapot (from the 1920's) which unfortunately was lost in a fire.

Anyway, before I start yammering on about my whole life story :P Here it is. I'm sure it really isn't Purple Clay, it doesn't matter who made it, I only know it brews a good cup of tea and it's pretty in my eyes.

78 :)

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

Postby Fuut » Aug 11th, '14, 15:31

I picked up this chawan at the post office today, an anagama fired chawan (quite large) by Joe Bruhin (via etsy).

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I'm especially loving the koudai!

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

Postby debunix » Aug 11th, '14, 18:29

Fuut wrote:an anagama fired chawan (quite large) by Joe Bruhin


Interesting--looks like it was fired upside down by the direction of the dripsicles. And it reminds me of ash-glazed Shigaraki ware. Neat piece.

Se7en8ight wrote:it brews a good cup of tea and it's pretty in my eyes.


This one looks ready for the Jetsons. Very sleek and futuristic.

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

Postby Muadeeb » Aug 11th, '14, 20:58

Just got my new cup from shyrabbit in the mail today, here's the inaugural steep of my favorite spring 2013 lishan from red blossom.

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

Postby debunix » Aug 11th, '14, 21:37

Gorgeous cup....I had been watching it longingly but there is only so much room on the shelves!

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

Postby JRS22 » Aug 12th, '14, 09:17

debunix wrote:Gorgeous cup....I had been watching it longingly but there is only so much room on the shelves!


+1

Shyrabbit's cups are so beautiful to look at that I'm sometimes surprised at how good they feel to hold and drink tea from.

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

Postby Puk » Sep 29th, '14, 17:18

I decided to fool around today so went about, cutting things, collecting things, to try and set up a tea table for myself. I washed some rocks. Some dead leaves. Collected some duckweed. And I utilized all of my pots so that I could admire them. LOL!
(It was fun. Please forgive my indulgence.)

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NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Sep 29th, '14, 21:15

What is the vessel surrounded by duckweed used for?

(Looks like fun, BTW)

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

Postby kyarazen » Sep 29th, '14, 21:25

lid holder

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

Postby Puk » Sep 29th, '14, 23:38

kyarazen wrote:lid holder

Yup.

I forgot to talk about my stuff. The cat is from my well-meaning tea-illiterate husband. It's sadly enameled on the inside but I forgive him (has anyone ever tried removing the enamel?). The duckweed lid stand just happened. It's a dish stacked on top of a cup with another upturned cup on top, filled with discard water. I have three fishtanks in the vicinity of the table so it was literally no stretch.

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

Postby kyarazen » Sep 30th, '14, 01:25

Puk wrote:
kyarazen wrote:lid holder

Yup.

I forgot to talk about my stuff. The cat is from my well-meaning tea-illiterate husband. It's sadly enameled on the inside but I forgive him (has anyone ever tried removing the enamel?). The duckweed lid stand just happened. It's a dish stacked on top of a cup with another upturned cup on top, filled with discard water. I have three fishtanks in the vicinity of the table so it was literally no stretch.

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nice qin too. are you part of the ny qin society.. or any chance part of the silk movement? 8)

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

Postby Puk » Sep 30th, '14, 07:45

kyarazen wrote:nice qin too. are you part of the ny qin society.. or any chance part of the silk movement? 8)

I joined the group on FB, lol, but my teacher is the Mei-an one. The silk movement? no, not yet. I'm still too novice. Give me a few more years. (Do you play too?) :)

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

Postby kyarazen » Sep 30th, '14, 11:02

Puk wrote:
kyarazen wrote:nice qin too. are you part of the ny qin society.. or any chance part of the silk movement? 8)

I joined the group on FB, lol, but my teacher is the Mei-an one. The silk movement? no, not yet. I'm still too novice. Give me a few more years. (Do you play too?) :)


mei'an.. based in new york i've heard there's a good teacher judy yeh

well.. i dont really "play".. i just fool around with the instrument on my own :P

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

Postby Fuut » Oct 13th, '14, 08:57

Woohoo, i got myself a package today at work, and this one totally blew my expectations:) Its much more lovely than the photo's make it out to be.

The iron spots have a kind of blueish glow when you have it in your hands, although that doesn't show in the photo's.

Summer chawan by Shuzan Mizuno:

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

Postby debunix » Oct 13th, '14, 09:50

That is going to be simply gorgeous contrasted to the green of matcha. Fantastic.

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