cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

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large sculptural teapot

Postby bonjiri » May 13th, '09, 14:06

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created by throwing 'doughnut' forms. i then cut the 'doughnut' forms and reassembled them. cone 10. teapot works, pours well. 38-inches long.

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pop goes the weasel

Postby bonjiri » May 13th, '09, 14:13

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in ceramics, when u rush, bad things happen. when i fired this, i glazed and there was some moisture trapped in the handle. placement in the kiln was a recipe for disaster as the top of the kiln get hotter than the bottom. pop goes the weasel !

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Re: pop goes the weasel

Postby Herb_Master » May 13th, '09, 14:28

bonjiri wrote:Image

in ceramics, when u rush, bad things happen. when i fired this, i glazed and there was some moisture trapped in the handle. placement in the kiln was a recipe for disaster as the top of the kiln get hotter than the bottom. pop goes the weasel !


But this has not yet been destroyed by your unforgiving hammer!

Is there an adequate way of gluing - what adhesive would you use?

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hammer

Postby bonjiri » May 13th, '09, 14:34

herb

hehe...

yyy.

i was thinking of refiring it. which i might do.

the soda kiln in which this teapot was fired, a flux or glaze in the form of soda ash/water is sprayed into the kiln at over 2200 degrees.

epoxy might work, but u'll be able to see the fix.

hmm.

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Postby Tead Off » May 13th, '09, 14:51

why not just fire another handle and figure out some cool way of attaching it?

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Re: natsu chawan

Postby TIM » May 13th, '09, 17:41

bonjiri wrote:natsu chawan


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fascinating emerald chadamari

dimensions. width 5.75-inches x 2.00-inches


It's this kind of a tea dust glaze? Very beautiful.
http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&pos=1&intObjectID=5205169&sid=c9a3915c-4104-4be0-9aba-5eb338ec80e2

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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » May 13th, '09, 18:02

All of your work is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but that speckled yunomi is phenomenal. The black and the orange just go so well together that the spots almost look alive. It is like a woolly bear caterpillar in the form of a cup.

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thanks !

Postby bonjiri » May 13th, '09, 20:17

Cinnamon Kitty wrote:All of your work is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but that speckled yunomi is phenomenal. The black and the orange just go so well together that the spots almost look alive. It is like a woolly bear caterpillar in the form of a cup.


thank you . the carbon trap shino happens by serendipity (good chance).

i have no control over the crystals forming.

thank yoU !

aloha
cory

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Re: natsu chawan

Postby bonjiri » May 13th, '09, 20:18

TIM wrote:
bonjiri wrote:natsu chawan


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fascinating emerald chadamari

dimensions. width 5.75-inches x 2.00-inches


It's this kind of a tea dust glaze? Very beautiful.
http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&pos=1&intObjectID=5205169&sid=c9a3915c-4104-4be0-9aba-5eb338ec80e2


thank you ! ash applied over shino and a magical firing.

mahalo, cory Lum

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one last post before i fly out tomorrow AM

Postby bonjiri » May 14th, '09, 00:31

aloha all ! just unloaded the kiln. whew. i threw some of these chawan on monday, bisqued tuesday and fired tuesday night. opened the kiln this evening. haha !


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my favorite one below. seems to have more cooling reduction or a body reduction of some sort. i need to try to get this to repeatable results. wild !


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Re: one last post before i fly out tomorrow AM

Postby chicagopotter » May 14th, '09, 09:37

bonjiri wrote:aloha all ! just unloaded the kiln. whew. i threw some of these chawan on monday, bisqued tuesday and fired tuesday night. opened the kiln this evening. haha !


Wow -- That's a super fast turnaround!

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yeah

Postby bonjiri » May 15th, '09, 03:03

i was being pushed to fire before i leave to japan

from shibuya

aloha

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Postby Geekgirl » May 15th, '09, 12:13

Love the hira chawan at the top, beautiful glaze, very well proportioned, nice work!

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hira chawan

Postby bonjiri » May 16th, '09, 04:16

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:Love the hira chawan at the top, beautiful glaze, very well proportioned, nice work!


arigatou gozaimashita geekgurl

aloha from overcast but cool yokohama !

thanks !

its actually my hybrid of a ido / natsu with ido influenced food. a tribute to the korean potters who were abducted over to kyushu.

the chadamari is beautiful. sort of remiscent of "hana fubuki" or falling sakura during hanami. i need to photograph the chadamari.

nice to be relaxing here ! we had a splendid french influenced lunch after putting together some deck furniture. hehe !

i cant wait to head out on tuesday to Gotoh Bijitsukan. a preeminent museum specializing in chadogu.

aloha !

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Postby Geekgirl » May 16th, '09, 12:06

sounds like you are having a fantastic time, can't wait to see your photos on flickr!

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