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Postby edkrueger » May 6th, '09, 09:57

chamekke wrote: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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I wonder how that happened. Did someone attack it with an ice pick?
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Postby chamekke » May 6th, '09, 10:29

I can't imagine... but I was surprised that the seller believed it to be saleable. It's one thing to have a chip on the rim or the foot ring, but a chunk out of the base? Makes it just a tad challenging to drink from :wink:
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Postby Tead Off » May 6th, '09, 10:56

Chewing gum might work well. :lol:
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Postby Chip » May 6th, '09, 12:33

Perhaps if it was the last chawan on earth, I might consider. But really, $9.99 plus shipping from Japan. Let's just say I am not impressed with this seller.
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Postby Pentox » May 6th, '09, 12:51

chamekke wrote:I can't imagine... but I was surprised that the seller believed it to be saleable. It's one thing to have a chip on the rim or the foot ring, but a chunk out of the base? Makes it just a tad challenging to drink from :wink:


Candy bowl?
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chawan of the day

Postby bonjiri » May 7th, '09, 16:38

part of my ongoing series, enjoying matcha every morning

today's chawan, high fired. shinsha (red chawan) copper red. no barium


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cheers !

aloha !

thank you for the kind words on the makkuro / yuteki tenmoku chawan

looking forward to a kiln firing tomorrow ! i'll post some pics of the finished pieces maybe !

aloha !

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Postby Geekgirl » May 7th, '09, 17:19

Beautiful, Cory. Reminds me of the red of the Kazuwa glazes, although a little darker, but with great depth.
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Postby Salsero » May 7th, '09, 18:51

Nice thread you guys have going here. Some tragedy, some glory, some beauty, some squalor. Everything you need to make a soap opera ... plus chawan!

My favorite of the two I own is the simplest and cheapest:

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I got another because I love black against green, but the chawan itself just doesn't do it for me. The surface texture just reminds me too much of plastic.

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Of course, like everyone, I crave all of Cory's, some of which I gather are for sale but I assume that if the prices correspond even roughly to the workmanship that they are beyond my budget.
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per forum rules

Postby bonjiri » May 7th, '09, 19:14

aloha salsero !

beautiful chawan ! love them both !

per forum rules, no solicitation of sales in this group/forum

the photographs of chawan i'm presenting are actually pieces i've culled and are in my personal collection. therefore not for sale.

i'm appreciating all of my chawan each day now, actually using them for which they are intended. enjoying matcha.

thanks for your kind words.

looking forward to the new 'chadogu maker's' forum in the near future

MAHALO ! thank you !

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Postby Dreamer » May 7th, '09, 21:20

Beautiful wares...I knew this thread was going to be a real treat!!!
Cory, that deep red glaze is beautiful...having you on the teachat is another real treat !
Sal, your white bowl is simply wonderful...that shape is my favorite shape and the simple white "crackled" glaze must really show off the matcha. The black is pretty, but I know that if it doesn't feel right you won't get maximum enjoyment from that bowl.

Enjoy,
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aloha dreamer. mahalo !

Postby bonjiri » May 8th, '09, 02:57

dreamer

aloha and mahalo !

a colleague fired a gas kiln last week w/ some of my test pieces/ prototype designs

i'll post tomorrow. i'm having beers relaxing now.

they are double walled porcelain pieces

aloha / mahalo !
thank u !

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Postby Dreamer » May 8th, '09, 19:58

Ok, this bowl isn't my favorite, but it is my favorite non-hagi chawan (the hagi one is pirctured on the hagi thread). Actually right now it is my only other chawan.

This bowl has lots to look at, so here are 4 pictures of the outside and one of the writing on the inside. It is tough to see in the pictures, but there is gold paint on the rim and in other areas as accent (long red leaves and the "eyeballs").

Does this represent land???
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This one looks like eyes with gold pupils...
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A bird flying over the sun..
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A flower.
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Here's what's written on the inside bottom (sorry for the flash glare!)
(I'm guessing it says "matcha all gone, time to make more").
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Mmmmm, now I want a bowl of matcha...

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a new prototype favorite

Postby bonjiri » May 9th, '09, 04:23

dreamer. mahalo ! thanks !

had dinner w/ some ceramic meisters tonite. i shared about the 'makers' section that will open soon here ! my friends, amazing dogu folks were happy to join later. they aren't as tech savy, so i might have to assist them getting on to the teachat place.

todays firing went ok ! i was finished by 2pm. nice ! we'll see. proof is in the pudding. monday unload. i'll post some pics here !

below,

double walled porcelain seiji

my goal was to make a porcelain chawan that wouldn't burn my hand

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here it is !


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thanks for looking !
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Postby cherylopal » May 9th, '09, 06:07

what a fun beautiful bowl bonjiri! how did the chawan do when you made tea with it?

so many beautiful peices on this thread- I usually stay off this forum- I get serious cases of the I-wants! but wanted to say thank you everyone for sharing :)
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Postby geeber1 » May 9th, '09, 11:33

Cory, that cut-out chawan is beautiful!

Dreamer, I like the earthy colors on yours. It's funny that those flowers looked like eyeballs to me too!

I think I need to start drinking matcha!
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