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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby ginkgo » May 30th, '10, 09:14

:lol: hum hum yes ...thanks ...if it will be many photos it can be ok but otherwise...a little hard for me !
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Robert Fornell » May 31st, '10, 13:14

Here are a few guinomi from recent firings. I'm trying to continue the Oribe work along historical lines as far as feeling goes, but yet update it a bit......

Thanks for looking.

Best wishes,
R


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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Victoria » May 31st, '10, 13:22

Wow, love the green, very nice!
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby ginkgo » May 31st, '10, 14:47

I like the movement , shape of your oribe tea bowl ( espacially the first one ) ...it seems to balance in a gentle breeze , very nice !
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby JBaymore » May 31st, '10, 14:59

Wow. That's all....... wow!

best,

.............john
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Littlepig2 » May 31st, '10, 16:35

Lovely! I think all the wows have been used up in this thread and my vocabulary could use a boost. :shock:
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Chip » May 31st, '10, 17:49

Oribeliciousness ... :mrgreen:

Traditional Oribe generally confuses me quite a bit ... ignorance is not always bliss. Maybe I am thinking too hard? ... as yours are simply beautes.
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Robert Fornell » Jun 1st, '10, 15:49

Many thanks to Chip, JB, Jean Ann, Victoria, and Ginkgo for your generous comments. Kind words of encouragement always keep the solitary studio work moving forward.

Attached are two Oribe chawan with one done with a more western style Oribe while the other one a more traditional ash based Oribe. The Tengu chawan surprised me with it's totally different tonalities..... twice fired where the second firing was done in a different atmoshpere from the first. It gives me something to ponder....

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R


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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Robert Fornell » Jun 1st, '10, 15:53

And then there's this yunomi that Seigan must have slipped into my kiln again :)

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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Chip » Jun 1st, '10, 16:27

Very cool works.

Those Oribe are maybe the most appealing I have seen. I reallllly like them.

The other two are very cool too! Tell Yamane to slip a few more into your kiln. :mrgreen:
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby camw » Jun 2nd, '10, 01:23

The Oribe style pieces are brilliant.

I have to get in touch with you soon about subscribing to the chawan program, I'm just willing the exchange rate to move back in my favour first :wink:
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Robert Fornell » Jun 2nd, '10, 12:37

Muchas gracias Chip and Cam.

I find myself gravitating towards the Japanese style ash based Oribe as it carries a depth/subtlety to the glaze that fascinates me. I like it's changeable nature as well....

Better get into the shop where I'm working as my alter ego today..... Marc Kawano. (my middle name, my wife's maiden) Marc's creations are at http://www.marckawanodesign.com

So much clay, so little time. :mrgreen:

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R
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby shyrabbit » Jun 2nd, '10, 12:56

R~
The sinks are really nice. The subtle variations of the forms are resulting in a cohesive and elegant body of work and I appreciate the narrow glazing options... I think you really have something here!
Michael
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Victoria » Jun 2nd, '10, 15:37

Wow, such gorgeous elegant shapes, very nice.
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Re: Robert Fornell (Ronin Ceramurai) Chadogu

Postby Robert Fornell » Jun 2nd, '10, 23:52

shyrabbit wrote:R~
The sinks are really nice. The subtle variations of the forms are resulting in a cohesive and elegant body of work and I appreciate the narrow glazing options... I think you really have something here!
Michael


Many thanks Michael and Victoria. The concept behind the sinks is about form and not surface per se which hopefully allows these pieces to be integrated into a wide variety of environments. Shown are a pair of "Kai" which I installed in a bathroom of our house featuring bamboo countertops and wainscoating.

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