Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Mrs. Chip » May 25th, '10, 09:32

Wow, those are quite adorable teapots!

Just used our tiny and adorable guinomi hedgeapple cups the other day, what a pleasure to hold and use.

I am anxious to see the end results on these. Thanks for letting us see these peeks before completion.

Heh, I see that my better half and I were on the same track and he beat me to the post by seconds! :lol:

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » May 25th, '10, 16:53

Littlepig2 wrote:Thanks Victoria & Geek!

Victoria, methinks you would like one of porcelain with that blue--which will take a while. . :shock: so you've got time before you are compelled to buy :P


You are right, I would love one in porcelain blue and white.
In fact I would like to see more porcelain in general please!!
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » May 25th, '10, 22:06

Chip wrote:
Littlepig2 wrote:Thanks Victoria & Geek!

Victoria, methinks you would like one of porcelain with that blue--which will take a while. . :shock: so you've got time before you are compelled to buy :P

Geek, the body of the large one is 5" in diameter at this stage. With shrinkage It will be around 4 inches

Shrinkage, sounds like a Seinfeld episode ... :lol:

They look cool LP! Are there any screens in these.

I am sure we will all be curious as to what glazes you will be doing. :mrgreen: Mr. Green is offering a hint.


Hi Chip, Mr. Green
Got it and Yes, with porcelain we have shrinkage and warping :shock: ahem. . .
Any way you ask about screens. I think that's what I put in my teapots and post a picture of a porcelain teapot in process so you can see what it is inside the pot. Thanks for dropping in.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » May 25th, '10, 22:23

Outstanding ...

Thanks ... now if I can be picky ... smaller holes and lots of them would work even better for more teas such as Japanese greens. :wink:

Oh, and the handle on the side a la kyusu. :twisted:

... and ... ok that's all.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Littlepig2 » May 25th, '10, 22:33

Mrs Chip!
Thanks for the drop in and good to hear you love those guinomi. I quite like them myself and have a fav of my own. As to my most recent hedge apple tea pots and cups--things move slow (especially) with porcelain but I shall do my best to post the stages along the way.

Victoria,
Ah porcelain! It is quite the seductive clay and yes, there is more coming from me. I am presently testing a few new porcelains and I am excited to report that one looks quite promising for the slab methods that I use.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Geekgirl » May 25th, '10, 22:33

ROTFL @ chip

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Chip » May 25th, '10, 22:41

I have been banned from LP's topic ... :twisted:

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Geekgirl » May 25th, '10, 22:46

dang. strict mod.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » May 25th, '10, 23:16

Littlepig2 wrote:Victoria,
Ah porcelain! It is quite the seductive clay and yes, there is more coming from me. I am presently testing a few new porcelains and I am excited to report that one looks quite promising for the slab methods that I use.

Good to hear, my little cup is lonely! Thank you!!

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R O T F L

Postby Littlepig2 » May 25th, '10, 23:20

R(space)O(space)T(space)F(space)L
littlepig is a little slow.

Shopping now--for a very small hole cutter.

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Re: R O T F L

Postby debunix » May 25th, '10, 23:56

Littlepig2 wrote:Shopping now--for a very small hole cutter.


Toothpick?

Now wondering how the sasame filters are made--I bet that there is a tool just for that. Add that, keep the handle where it is.....

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Re: R O T F L

Postby Chip » May 26th, '10, 00:09

debunix wrote:
Littlepig2 wrote:Shopping now--for a very small hole cutter.


Toothpick?

Now wondering how the sasame filters are made--I bet that there is a tool just for that. Add that, keep the handle where it is.....

Yeah, there is a press machine for this. They all come out perfecto.

Ooops, forgot I was banned ... :twisted:

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Re: R O T F L

Postby Victoria » May 26th, '10, 00:13

debunix wrote:
Littlepig2 wrote:Shopping now--for a very small hole cutter.


Toothpick?

Now wondering how the sasame filters are made--I bet that there is a tool just for that. Add that, keep the handle where it is.....


That filter's ok for us Oolongonians, no worries. :wink:

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Hole cutters and Oolongonians

Postby Littlepig2 » May 26th, '10, 08:13

debunix wrote:
Littlepig2 wrote:Shopping now--for a very small hole cutter.


Toothpick?

Now wondering how the sasame filters are made--I bet that there is a tool just for that. Add that, keep the handle where it is.....


Yep--there's a tool for that http://chineseclayart.com/mall/c110/s25729/store_tools.asp

Oolongonians!? SNARF! :lol:

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

Postby Victoria » May 26th, '10, 09:40

Wow, that is one interesting site!!
An insider look at clay secrets. :shock:
Now I must insist on square holes.
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