Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....


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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby David R. » Apr 24th, '13, 08:14

I have recently sent an enquiry about future Daisen-yaki items from Suzuki-san. From what I have gathered, he is not very well, and the works on Magokorodo or Kura are old items. These may be the last ones available. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby rdl » Apr 24th, '13, 11:20

David R. wrote:I have recently sent an enquiry about future Daisen-yaki items from Suzuki-san. From what I have gathered, he is not very well, and the works on Magokorodo or Kura are old items. These may be the last ones available. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


I spent the afternoon with suzuki-san and family last summer. daisen-yaki - kugogama - is a family kiln and his son is creating beautiful pieces.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby debunix » Apr 24th, '13, 11:39

glad to hear that the tradition of such stunningly beautiful wares may be carried on.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby Chip » Apr 24th, '13, 11:48

+1!!!

I am often struck by how old so many of the teaware artisans of Japan seem to be. On the surface, a Westerner may think that the art is dying.

I am guessing a lot of emphasis is placed upon the eldest living in the line (especially noticed in family kilns) while the younger in the same family line must wait their turn. Tradition perhaps?
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby Poohblah » Apr 24th, '13, 15:09

Chip wrote:+1!!!

I am often struck by how old so many of the teaware artisans of Japan seem to be. On the surface, a Westerner may think that the art is dying.

I am guessing a lot of emphasis is placed upon the eldest living in the line (especially noticed in family kilns) while the younger in the same family line must wait their turn. Tradition perhaps?
My guess is that it's because such arts take a lifetime to master.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby futurebird » Apr 24th, '13, 16:33

Poohblah wrote:My guess is that it's because such arts take a lifetime to master.


Sounds about right.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby Chip » Apr 24th, '13, 17:04

futurebird wrote:
Poohblah wrote:My guess is that it's because such arts take a lifetime to master.


Sounds about right.

I believe that this could be part of the equation, but there is still the X factor which I am thinking is cultural tradition. Sometimes the younger in a family displays more (current) talent, but as long as the senior is still producing ... the respect and national treasure status is his.

I am sure there are exceptions ...
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby David R. » Apr 24th, '13, 18:56

rdl wrote:
David R. wrote:I have recently sent an enquiry about future Daisen-yaki items from Suzuki-san. From what I have gathered, he is not very well, and the works on Magokorodo or Kura are old items. These may be the last ones available. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


I spent the afternoon with suzuki-san and family last summer. daisen-yaki - kugogama - is a family kiln and his son is creating beautiful pieces.


Good news ! Would you happen to have a link to his son's work. I am very curious.

Two good examples of son/great-son of artists who are very promising : Eiichi Shibuya, Yamada So.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby Muadeeb » Apr 25th, '13, 00:39

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This makes me drool.

http://www.artisticnippon.com/product/h ... yusu3.html
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby yalokinh » Apr 25th, '13, 01:22

Muadeeb wrote:
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This makes me drool.

http://www.artisticnippon.com/product/h ... yusu3.html


drool for the pot or the price haha
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby Muadeeb » Apr 25th, '13, 12:44

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Not sure I would actually want one of these, but amazing nonetheless.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/04/b ... y-omalley/
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby debunix » May 7th, '13, 18:43

Mago has several pieces from Toshiyuki Suzuki on his EBay site right now--some really lovely and more affordable smaller items.....apropos of our recent discussions.....

If I weren't really trying to clamp down on spending right now, I'd be grabbing this fantastic little piece.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby Peacock » May 7th, '13, 18:49

debunix wrote:If I weren't really trying to clamp down on spending right now, I'd be grabbing this fantastic little piece.


Looks like white flames. Plus it would be cool on a motorcycle.
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Re: Not my teaware.....but I wish it were....

Postby Poohblah » May 7th, '13, 19:47

Stunning. But a little bit too flashy for teaware, IMHO.
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