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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Intuit » Sep 7th, '09, 11:01

If you look closely at amorphis' chawan, you'll see it's anything but simple. Delicate opalescent sunrise hues, curvy shape, and yes - that's evidence of wall translucence (I inquired, because it caught me offguard), are summer form-like, while the pinch-thumbed texture reminds one of an impressionist painting. It's like a lovely pearl.

This is a flavor of hybrid chawan I would seek out; there is no parody of form here.
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby amorphiss » Sep 7th, '09, 12:39

As promised, here are some pictures of my chawan by D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit on etsy) that I just received a few days ago. I really love the oilspot tenmoku glaze on this one. Michael is also a super nice guy to deal with.

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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Chip » Sep 7th, '09, 12:53

amorphiss wrote:As promised, here are some pictures of my chawan by D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit on etsy) that I just received a few days ago. I really love the oilspot tenmoku glaze on this one. Michael is also a super nice guy to deal with.
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Heh, I have the other one, the "less perfect sibling" on reserve. Sweet aquisitions. :D
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby amorphiss » Sep 7th, '09, 13:15

I knew "pihc" was you! I really like the other one that you have reserved too - the sage nuka. It's an awesome blue.
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Intuit » Sep 7th, '09, 13:28

Amorphis, your chawan pattern reminds me of the dancing droplet splash pattern a heavy rain on pavement. Chips looks more like mysterious coastal fog.

Still not seeing any green, P. Not a good sign, if you say there is olive present.
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Chip » Sep 7th, '09, 16:29

amorphiss wrote:I knew "pihc" was you! I really like the other one that you have reserved too - the sage nuka. It's an awesome blue.

I actually swooped on yours, then Michael threw me a curve ball with the sibling, and I opted for the prodigal son. But both are really beautiful.

Then yes, this aqua color was so captivating, that I had to get it before "Seeker" gobbled this one up too. :wink: :lol:
Oh yeah, coming to TeaCave on Mt. Fuji soon! 8)
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Seeker » Sep 8th, '09, 00:29

Chip,

You are a quick and nimble acquirer of tea ware.

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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Chip » Sep 8th, '09, 00:33

Seeker wrote:Chip,

You are a quick and nimble acquirer of tea ware.

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So says my mentor to his grasshoppa! :lol:
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Seeker » Sep 8th, '09, 01:13

Take the chawan from my...

Oh!, D@#n, you got it!

I bow.

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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby amorphiss » Sep 12th, '09, 23:14

In the spirit of keeping this thread alive, and to contrast with my shyrabbit tenmoku, here is a tenmoku bowl by the late Ryuzan Aoki:

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Completely different style from Michael's that I posted previously. The shape is very precise and perfect (and it is pure white porcelain clay) and the glaze is much more refined and less organic looking. Both are really beautiful, but interesting to see how different tenmoku glaze can be from different potters.
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Victoria » Sep 13th, '09, 00:16

Very beautiful, congrats!
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby tenuki » Sep 13th, '09, 05:35

amorphiss wrote: here is a tenmoku bowl by the late Ryuzan Aoki:

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Gimme.
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Intuit » Sep 13th, '09, 18:51

A choice Aoki piece from the acclaimed master of the black glaze. Didn't expect to see one pictured here.
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Seeker » Nov 11th, '09, 14:55

Wow - some gorgeous chawan!
I haven't checked this topic out for awhile - too busy!
But, IMHO, this thread has been quiet for too long!!
Here is a new chawan by Rob Fornell that I am just head over heals in love with - it reminds me of Yosemite, mountain ranges, caves, stalactites and stalagmites, there are eyes, and faces, ...
The Mino style Tengu Chawan:
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(Please forgive my extrememly amateurish photography - I think some white balance issues? I don't even know. I tried to remedy, but, oh well.)
Now I've got to have some matcha!!! :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Share a photograph of your favorite matcha chawan (teabowl)

Postby Chip » Nov 11th, '09, 15:08

Thanks for sharing the photos, Seeker. You captured the essence of the chawan very nicely indeed!

I enjoy seeing everyone's photos, from the amateur to the professional pics here on TeaChat.
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