Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions


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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Jan 12th, '10, 10:18

Geekgirl wrote:Oh wow! Love that caramel color inside!

thanks Geek it really is a lot like caramel--though kinda hard on the teeth if you took a bite.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » Jan 12th, '10, 10:44

Super nice hedge apples ...

Had matcha in the one brown interior H. A. Had to prepare it in a seperate wan, then poured into the Hedge since the since is a bit small for a chawan. But man, the matcha reallllly popped with the dark brown interior.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Jan 14th, '10, 10:47

Chip wrote:Super nice hedge apples ...

Had matcha in the one brown interior H. A. Had to prepare it in a seperate wan, then poured into the Hedge since the since is a bit small for a chawan. But man, the matcha reallllly popped with the dark brown interior.

Thanks Chip for the matcha report. Seems I need to double the size of the hedge apple bowl if one is to be able to hold matcha preparation. I think once I am back the studio I'll play with that.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » Jan 14th, '10, 11:37

You need 3 mile island hedge apples.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Jan 18th, '10, 21:26

Victoria wrote:You need 3 mile island hedge apples.
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:lol: only Laughing with laryngitis! Thank you Victoria



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I am finally getting around to posting a few of my hedge apple tea bowls. Here is an image of my wiggle blue ash child.
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A Little More About RTC

Postby Littlepig2 » Jan 30th, '10, 16:09

Royal Tea Culture is a name I have given to a series of tea pots, tea cups & all things ceramic, made for tea. It was joining teachat that got me started.

I began researching the tea ware of Japan, Korea and China. They were all so lovely and refined. I found myself wanting to make those things. Yet, there was no honest way for me to make "copies" of those things. As a result, I began to ask "What can I make that is unique to me and to my culture?" I decided I could create new territory--a different land born of my own experience and imagination. That way it would truly be mine. Hence RTC. In this series, by my decree, the pots must live by certain rules. Image
1. The pots are to be unique and reflect their maker, her culture and location. (ie hedge apples, surface marks and glaze surfaces all created from things in my location)
2. Mark(s) of the maker, tools, and the process of making form and surface are to remain.
3. In the making of these pots the maker is to slow down, get off the wheel and make these pots quite directly by hand.
4. These pots for tea are required to function in spite of their character.ImageOld armature now mark maker.
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Fresh From the Kiln

Postby Littlepig2 » Feb 27th, '10, 23:16

Image Here is one of five RTC teapots I pulled from the kiln today. It is white stoneware with corn kernel ash exterior. Interior is white liner glaze. I've yet to list this one in my etsy shop. Details later. Image
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby woozl » Feb 28th, '10, 00:01

Oohhh, very nice!!
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Petr Novák » Feb 28th, '10, 06:41

You got nice colors from this ash. Is it only ash? We use to use ash from corn husks and it was runny with green drops and lines. This is what I like on using ashes: So many possibilities and variations...
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Feb 28th, '10, 09:13

Thanks woozl

Petr Novák wrote:You got nice colors from this ash. Is it only ash? We use to use ash from corn husks and it was runny with green drops and lines. This is what I like on using ashes: So many possibilities and variations...


Pretty much only corn kernel ash which is quite different than wood ash and the ash from herbs (including corn). I had it tested and found it has phosphorus in it. I think that is what gives the metallic flashing which occurs (reduction firing only). I will be testing more minerals with it though as this is a very quirky and cantankerous glaze. I end up putting wads on the pots glazed with it because it behaves like a salt/soda firing.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Robert Fornell » Feb 28th, '10, 12:55

Love that ash glaze Jean Ann!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '10, 14:25

Keep up the good works, Jean Ann! :mrgreen:
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » Mar 4th, '10, 21:02

Hedge Apple with exactly 4ounces of matcha in it ... premixed in a Korean version of a Yuzamashi.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » Mar 4th, '10, 22:25

Wow, much nicer and clearer pics!
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » Mar 4th, '10, 23:11

Wow! thanks for posting that lovely vignette. That hedge apple tea bowl looks like it belongs.
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