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Postby TIM » May 5th, '09, 14:21

bi lew chun wrote: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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Lovely! Bi Lew Chun, that's a very interesting piece. Do you use it a lot and who is the master behind the works?

Sorry to see that, Geek.... :( Perhaps the gold patching will work? The blue and the gold will add wonders to your bowl.

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Postby Geekgirl » May 5th, '09, 14:27

Tim, if you know where I can get a lacquer/silver or lacquer/gold repair done, PLEASE let me know. This bowl is my baby. OR... I'm very interested in learning this art myself. If you have any information on that, and where to source supplies, I would be very grateful.

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todays matcha chawan

Postby bonjiri » May 5th, '09, 14:50

ongoing series of my personal collection of matcha chawan being used. each chawan caringly thrown, glazed and even fired. i have a about several which sometimes sit idle, each wishing to be held and used.

enjoy !




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shomen view

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i'm so sorry

Postby bonjiri » May 5th, '09, 14:54

geek, whoa.

i feel your pain too. whoa !

it is possible to have it fixed.

so sorry to hear about your accident.

bi lew ! wow ! stunning chawan ! wow, stunning, the photograph is also very well lit ! wow ! is it raku or high fired stoneware. please share !

aloha all ! cory Lum

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Re: todays matcha chawan

Postby Victoria » May 5th, '09, 15:05

Beautiful!

bonjiri wrote:ongoing series of my personal collection of matcha chawan being used. each chawan caringly thrown, glazed and even fired. i have a about several which sometimes sit idle, each wishing to be held and used.


Now that is so sad.


Geek - sorry about your chawan.
I just noticed the subtle heart shape.

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thanks victoria

Postby bonjiri » May 5th, '09, 15:36

mahalo victoria !

Thank you kindly for your words of encouragement !

ALOHA

cory Lum

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Postby chamekke » May 5th, '09, 15:36

Geekgirl, I'm really sorry to hear about your bowl. It is indeed a beauty.

You might try looking on the clayart archive for suggestions if you are interested in attempting your own repair. clayart is an e-discussion list for potters, and worth subscribing to (temporarily) if you want to ask "the field" any questions of your own.

This thread - japanese laquer/gold pottery repair? - talks about a couple of non-traditional approaches. I also tried the clayart search page on the term kintsugi and found these other threads:

surfing with helen bates - mended teabowls and much more
japanese laquer
gold silver pottery repair
trip to china/japan

Maybe you'll find what you're looking for there. If not, I know that the list has several subscribers who have learned pottery according to the Japanese tradition, so perhaps a posted inquiry will do the trick for you.

In general, clayart is a real treasure trove of information on all things pottery-related. Well worth a browse!

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Postby olivierco » May 5th, '09, 15:43

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.


Sorry to read it.

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Postby Chip » May 5th, '09, 16:23

Soooo Sorry to hear about your chawan, Geek!

I hope you are able to repair it with the traditional method finishing with gold. Pieces repaired this way are often very treasured in Japan I hear.

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Postby bonjiri » May 5th, '09, 20:30

stacey,

a new soda fired yuteki tenmoku makkuro chawan to cheer you up !

aloha !

cory


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Postby Geekgirl » May 5th, '09, 20:40

That is gorgeous cory!

Chamekke, thanks so much for the links, some good possibilties there. The more I think about it, the more curious I am to learn this art of repair. I think it would be the sort of art I'm good at - I've always been much better at repairing things than at creating something new. :? I enjoy it too. Heh.

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Postby edkrueger » May 5th, '09, 21:15

chamekke wrote:
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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Pretty! I've always wanted one of those.

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Postby chamekke » May 6th, '09, 01:13

Glad you like it, Ed. I bought that chawan mainly for its texture/colour/design ... but the repair definitely gives it character.

Incidentally, speaking of repair challenges, here's a lulu - a "Japanese old tea bowl damaged" that I just discovered on eBay. Ouch!!!

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Postby Pentox » May 6th, '09, 03:17

My god Cory, that's just wow. I mean wow....

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Postby Tead Off » May 6th, '09, 08:23

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That is a great bowl. Very sexy.

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