Show Off Your Pots and Cups VI

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Postby leiche » Oct 2nd, '08, 19:19

Wow, Chamekke... they're all beautiful! I love the more rustic, rough look.
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Postby chamekke » Oct 2nd, '08, 19:53

Selaphiel wrote:Image

Absolutely love this one. Mind sharing where you found that one? :)


No problem! It's a little wood-fired sake cup by Lynne Johnson of Courtenay, B.C. She wasn't satisfied with the way she finished the foot of the cup (it's a little squashed due to a kiln accident), so she put it on sale for $2. :shock: :shock: :shock: And it's one of my favourite cups! The biidoro or naturally flowing vitrified glaze makes it really interesting to look at, but the lip (over that silken area on the right) is very smooth so it's also a pleasure to drink from. If she'd make a chawan like this one, I'd buy it on the spot - but of course, much of the appearance of this cup is pure kiln serendipity!

Lynne comes into Victoria once or twice a year to sell her wares; she specializes in sake wares (cups and tokkuri), tea wares (yunomi, chawan and pots), bowls, plates, vases, and lanterns. She makes both wood-fired and gas-fired wares; much of the former is what she calls "ersatz Bizen" while the latter is mostly Shino. Here's a photo I took at one of Lynne's shows:

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Her chawan-s are really nice too... I'll upload more photographs at some point.
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Postby andy825 » Oct 2nd, '08, 21:23

Salsero wrote:Actually, it's my recent understanding that in current nomenclature such things are denominated as "sick", though I have no idea why.


Yes, I believe "sick" has replaced both "tight" and "fat/phat" in the popular lexicon. This information might be outdated by several weeks, as I haven't talked to a teenager recently.
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Postby Salsero » Oct 2nd, '08, 23:09

andy825 wrote: Yes, I believe "sick" has replaced both "tight" and "fat/phat" in the popular lexicon. This information might be outdated by several weeks, as I haven't talked to a teenager recently.
"O tempora, O mores!"
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Postby andy825 » Oct 3rd, '08, 21:27

Wkipedia to the rescue, yet again! :lol:
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Postby chamekke » Oct 5th, '08, 14:00

Catching up on some other schwag.

A yunomi by a local potter named Katy Adams:

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The foot is so small as to be impractical, but I found it irresistible anyway. Such a nice shape.

I also bought a set of four gaiwan (used) on eBay:

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These gaiwan are fairly cheaply made... but since I've managed to damage two more expensive gaiwan :cry: (cracked the bowl from the Eilong set purchased this summer, broke the saucer of a glass gaiwan bought this autumn), I decided that maybe it would be prudent to lay in some spares.

Also, I like the landscape design:

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Postby Space Samurai » Oct 6th, '08, 00:26

My new yixing pot (the red one on the left). When I saw it, I had to have it, as it was very similar to my favorite yixing pot.

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Postby chamekke » Oct 6th, '08, 00:40

Space Samurai wrote:My new yixing pot (the red one on the left). When I saw it, I had to have it, as it was very similar to my favorite yixing pot.


That's one handsome teapot... and it looks great next to your favourite, too :)
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Postby Victoria » Oct 6th, '08, 02:15

Very nice, congrats!
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 6th, '08, 15:34

I'm in the market for a new yixing, any recomendations for under $40 shipped.
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Postby cheaton » Oct 6th, '08, 19:58

inpursuitoftea.com has some nice looking pots for under $40 shipped. I just ordered one but haven't received it yet so I can't speak directly of the quality. It was $28 + $7 shipping.

https://www.inpursuitoftea.com/ProductD ... ode=YXG-A4
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Oct 6th, '08, 21:35

cheaton wrote:inpursuitoftea.com has some nice looking pots for under $40 shipped. I just ordered one but haven't received it yet so I can't speak directly of the quality. It was $28 + $7 shipping.

https://www.inpursuitoftea.com/ProductD ... ode=YXG-A4


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I have a teapot from them (the one cheaton linked, coincidentally) and was pleased. Enough to buy another one anyway, should I ever feel the need. FWIW, I think mine is wheel thrown; not as good as handmade of course, but at least it isn't slip-cast.
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 6th, '08, 21:39

hmmm, thank you both very much, I will look into it more.
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Postby t4texas » Oct 6th, '08, 21:57

shogun89 wrote:I'm in the market for a new yixing, any recomendations for under $40 shipped.


What size and style are you looking for? Price range?
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 6th, '08, 22:09

t4texas wrote:
shogun89 wrote:I'm in the market for a new yixing, any recomendations for under $40 shipped.


What size and style are you looking for? Price range?


100-150 ml. under $40 shipped.

can I have some opinions on this pot please?
http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Yixing_Te ... yxg-a6.htm
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