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Postby edkrueger » May 4th, '09, 16:28

chamekke wrote:Choosing a favourite chawan is like picking a favourite child... very difficult, and also controversial as hell!

However, at the moment it would be this old fella (nezumi-shino with a gold repair):

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Could we have a shot of the repair, please?
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Postby bi lew chun » May 4th, '09, 16:31

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Postby chamekke » May 5th, '09, 02:12

edkrueger wrote:
chamekke wrote:Choosing a favourite chawan is like picking a favourite child... very difficult, and also controversial as hell!

However, at the moment it would be this old fella (nezumi-shino with a gold repair):

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Could we have a shot of the repair, please?


Sure thing.

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Postby Geekgirl » May 5th, '09, 03:09

bi lew - pagasari? I was looking at a couple of bowls on etsy, but waited too long and somebody snapped them both up. :)
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Postby bi lew chun » May 5th, '09, 03:41

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:bi lew - pagasari?

Yup. I'm waiting for the work to take a turn for the less boldly frenetic, myself. I guess I like a little order in my chaos.
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Postby Victoria » May 5th, '09, 04:54

bi lew chun wrote:
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:bi lew - pagasari?

Yup. I'm waiting for the work to take a turn for the less boldly frenetic, myself. I guess I like a little order in my chaos.


Heh, I been watching too.
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Postby iannon » May 5th, '09, 09:16

Victoria wrote:
bi lew chun wrote:
GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:bi lew - pagasari?

Yup. I'm waiting for the work to take a turn for the less boldly frenetic, myself. I guess I like a little order in my chaos.


Heh, I been watching too.
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funny..same here.. love ETSY
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Postby chamekke » May 5th, '09, 10:03

I would be thrilled to own almost anything by Robert Fornell. Maybe when I win the lottery. {sigh}
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Postby Chip » May 5th, '09, 10:49

Chamekke, do you know any of the historicity of the repair? Toru is going to do a Hagi repair in this methodology, well, or I can buy it as is. I am struggling to find the right path.

Anyway, I have no fave chawan of all time, but today, this is my fave. I think I look at this everyday at least once, the sun framing the crane, the sea. The way the crane is done is amazing. When I bought it, I thought it was just painted on. No, it is incredible relief work. It is a 20ish year old Kyoto piece.
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Postby Oni » May 5th, '09, 12:17

Take a look at my chawan
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It`s the only one I got.
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Postby olivierco » May 5th, '09, 13:01

Oni wrote: It`s the only one I got.


One is enough to drink matcha anyway.
Nice kuro raku!
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Postby chamekke » May 5th, '09, 13:40

Chip wrote:Chamekke, do you know any of the historicity of the repair? Toru is going to do a Hagi repair in this methodology, well, or I can buy it as is. I am struggling to find the right path.


This type of repair is known as kintsugi 金継ぎ(I think literally it means "gold patch"). If you search on the kanji, you'll get lots of websites and images.

I don't know much about it myself, but a quick Google turned up the following article on the Smithsonian website:

Broken tea bowls display precious golden repairs in Freer exhibit
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Postby Geekgirl » May 5th, '09, 13:44

Speaking broken, I just experienced my first tragic teaware loss. My very most favorite chawan. I caught the side of it on the shelf when I was putting it away, and it now has a deep Y crack in the side. It hasn't fallen apart, but it is unfortunately not usable.

Yesterday was a lousy day, today is not starting out any better.


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Postby bi lew chun » May 5th, '09, 13:59

Victoria wrote:Heh, I been watching too.
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iannon wrote:funny..same here.. love ETSY

I know, right? Some of his older work just blows me away. With an ample handful of notable exceptions, the more recent stuff has been a bit too primary and loud for my tastes. I really love the bowl I got, though. Seems to combine some elements of the newer style with some from the older, as seen here:

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Postby Mrs. Chip » May 5th, '09, 14:07

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:Speaking broken, I just experienced my first tragic teaware loss. My very most favorite chawan. I caught the side of it on the shelf when I was putting it away, and it now has a deep Y crack in the side. It hasn't fallen apart, but it is unfortunately not usable.

Yesterday was a lousy day, today is not starting out any better.

Oh My Geek, I am soooo sorry :cry:

Wish there was something I could say that would help.

BTW, I just adore your photos and I look at them frequently.

Hope your day gets better, looks like it can't get much worse.
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