D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO


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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Jan 20th, '14, 23:00

You never know what magic might unfold in the next kiln.....
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby JRS22 » Jan 25th, '14, 16:38

debunix wrote:You never know what magic might unfold in the next kiln.....


After 5 days of serious pleasurable study of Shyrabbit's Etsy shop I decided not to wait for the next kiln. I just ordered 2 beautiful yunomi.


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I find more and more uses for my Kim Eung Chul copper glazed teapot and server for teas like genmaicha and jasmine. This yunomi will complete the ensemble. Group photos to follow when the cup arrives.

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I ordered this yunomi just because I couldn't forget it. I think it'll pair well with my Bezo hobin because that also has a sort of antique feel.

Edit: I just heard from Shyrabbit via Etsy - the yunomi are packed and ready for the post office. :lol: :D :!:
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Jan 26th, '14, 23:48

This is the magic piece that came out of this most recent firing....

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Carbon trapped magic

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and there was another piece I'd been watching for a while that was amazingly still waiting for me--after all, most cups travel more comfortably in pairs, don't they?

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also with lovely drippy glaze, here like a river of molten gold

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and pretty shell-design foot

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Jan 26th, '14, 23:49

This is the magic piece that came out of this most recent firing....

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Carbon trapped magic. It overcame my wish to hold the line on teaware purchases, but to be fair, I'd just learned of a broken cup that had to be replaced....

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and there was another piece I'd been watching for a while that was amazingly still waiting for me--after all, most cups travel more comfortably in pairs, don't they?

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also with lovely drippy glaze, here like a river of molten gold

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and pretty shell-design foot

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More photos of both starting about here in my SmugMug.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Feb 2nd, '14, 16:52

kikula wrote:will have to wait for Michael's next firing. TeaArt, ya!


More lovelies in the next firing, going up as I write....beauties that addle brains into wrong posting, even, like this one and this one and more.....
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby kikula » Feb 2nd, '14, 20:47

Now, did that second one fall into your magnificently addled little hand, debunix? :)

What a beauty.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Feb 2nd, '14, 20:52

No. After the latest indiscretion, none could be allowed to.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Drax » Feb 2nd, '14, 22:12

Ah yes, the blue one caught my eye. We don't seem to see that particular shade of blue very often; this one also has a striking splash of purple in one spot.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Feb 2nd, '14, 22:21

Exactly the sort of detail that can be so captivating as you turn a cup in hand between sips, that little splash of purple--and it apparently captivated someone else already--just checked and it's gone.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Devoted135 » Feb 6th, '14, 15:00

I have been loving the two shyrabbit yunomi that found their way under my Christmas tree, but apparently their glazes are simply too stunning for my simple camera to really capture. Still, I would hate not to share them at all, so here's the best I can do for one of them. :)

Perfectly sized to play with this kyusu from Andrzej.
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And the glaze. :mrgreen:
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Feb 6th, '14, 15:25

The flow in those Nuka glazes is hypnotic, and goes wonderfully with that striking kyusu.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Feb 7th, '14, 01:44

debunix wrote:The flow in those Nuka glazes is hypnotic, and goes wonderfully with that striking kyusu.


+1 :D
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Devoted135 » Feb 7th, '14, 17:05

I love studying these cups and all of the subtleties in their glazes. Here's my attempt at the other, slightly smaller yunomi. The darker colors defy my camera and all of the surprising colors pale in comparison to the effect they actually have in person.

Paired with another kyusu from Andrzej.
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And up close.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Feb 16th, '14, 17:38

Hi All,
Wow, many thanks for all the great and supportive comments. I totally enjoy seeing all the images of my work in situ, thanks for taking the time to post them here on my page...

It's been awhile since I posted images of my work so I thought I would start with this little White Stoneware cup. It's glazes with Nuka over Alberta slip and fired to 2345F (∆10) in reduction in my small updraft kiln. For more images and additional information, please follow this link to my online shop. Thanks for looking...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178739293/ ... e_active_9

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Chip » Feb 17th, '14, 20:17

Beautiful, Michael. I cannot help but see a pair of cranes flying through a mist near a body of water ... in Japan, of course. :mrgreen:

Love the shape and the white interior.
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