Friday TeaDay 5/22/09 TeawareArtisan requests?


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I hope you have checked out the new TeawareArtisan subforum located under TeaCommunity. Several artisans of teaware have already been keeping it lively and interesting. So today, do you have a type of teaware to recommend they create and what would it be?

Yes, a special, unique teacup
2
6%
Yes, a kyusu style teapot
5
14%
Yes, a tea storage vessel
0
No votes
Yes, a water storage vessel
3
9%
Yes, a unique or perhaps avant garde teapot
2
6%
Yes, something form over function, a show piece
1
3%
Yes, a traditional teapot
4
11%
Yes, a water cooler
2
6%
Yes, a mug
3
9%
Yes, a pitcher or fair cup
1
3%
Yes, a guinomi (sake cup)
0
No votes
Yes, a yunomi
6
17%
Yes, a special chawan (tea bowl)
2
6%
Yes, a saucer or tea plate
0
No votes
Yes, other
4
11%
 
Total votes : 35

Postby silvermage2000 » May 22nd, '09, 17:12

Not really sure at this point.
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Postby kymidwife » May 22nd, '09, 18:07

I could easily vote for any of the options... especially if the color, glaze, and texture were especially charming. Those elements draw me in far more than the actual shape/style/function of the piece. Probably a symptom of my tendency to impulse-shop. :shock:

I voted yunomi because I love that most of them are a bit larger, and I don't enjoy the smallish tea cups as much as something larger. I drink from my fabulous Hagi Deishi yunomi every day... just totally love it. I love the white glaze, the changes that occur as it is used, the leaky spots related to the rough-sand pourous nature, the crackling of the glaze inside and out, the warm moist feel of it in my hand, the whole experience. And I love that it holds more than 4 sips of tea. So... those sort of elements, plus interesting colors and glazes... are sure to capture my attention.

I am enchanted by the chawan I've seen posted by our new artisans too... total lust over the freebies... and I suppose I will be ordering something soon!

I've been out all day so my cup is currently empty... but going to brew some oolong Darjeeling provided by Victoria. Early this morning, I had the Soom she's been praising, and it was indeed very very nice.

Sarah
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Postby coloradopu » May 22nd, '09, 18:18

Dong Ding of taiwan from Ku Cha in Boulder Co.
in my pot .. in my cup aaaaaannnddd and and in me now this fine afternoon as i watch the dogs hunting for chipmunks and listen to the kiln fire.
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Postby Dresden » May 22nd, '09, 19:05

I myself have been looking for my first yunomi... So that's what my vote was for.

Green Anji in my double-walled Bodum tumbler.
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Postby Victoria » May 22nd, '09, 20:12

Woo-hoo!!! I am in TeaHeaven!!!
My O-Cha order arrived today, a bazillion 2009 Oolongs from
TeaMasters, and of course a big 'ole booty of Darjeelings from
Sarah last night! This is going to be a great TeaWeekend!!

Oh ... and a little something from Artistic Nippon to be revealed in the
Hagi Topic later on, woo-hoo!!!!
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Postby Dresden » May 22nd, '09, 20:14

Sounds like an amazing haul, Victoria!

Congrats,
Mike
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Not your average Asian teapot

Postby Intuit » May 22nd, '09, 20:34

Michael Lambert (Carmel, CA - now retired) is a very clever, creative potter.

This is the bright yellow ceramic "Bebop' teaset I bought from Mike in the early 2000s, purchased through the Tacoma Museum of Glass. I also purchased a bronze colored coffee pot akin to the robins-egg blue 'Struttin' pot, pictured below.

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They're Functional Whimsy.
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Postby coloradopu » May 22nd, '09, 21:02

Intuit Posted: May 22nd '09 9:34 pm Post subject: Not your average Asian teapot

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Michael Lambert (Carmel, CA - now retired) is a very clever, creative potter.

This is the bright yellow ceramic "Bebop' teaset I bought from Mike in the early 2000s, purchased through the Tacoma Museum of Glass. I also purchased a bronze colored coffee pot akin to the robins-egg blue 'Struttin' pot, pictured below.



They're Functional Whimsy.



love it love it love it

do you use it often or do you think it is worth too much?
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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » May 22nd, '09, 21:13

I have been looking for an artisan yunomi for a bit. I'd like one that is not overly heavy, as most that I have found in the size that I want (roughly 8oz) are too heavy to comfortably hold when filled with tea. Color and texture and glazing are up to the artist. I thoroughly enjoy seeing all the variations with what the potters come up with, especially with the uniqueness of all the pieces.

My cup is currently in empty, as I just finished the fifth steep of some fukamushi sencha supreme.
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Postby Intuit » May 22nd, '09, 21:41

"do you use it often or do you think it is worth too much?"

It's a bit large for daily use, but yeah, I bought it to use it - quite sturdy.
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Postby cherylopal » May 23rd, '09, 06:27

Victoria wrote:Woo-hoo!!! I am in TeaHeaven!!!
My O-Cha order arrived today, a bazillion 2009 Oolongs from
TeaMasters, and of course a big 'ole booty of Darjeelings from
Sarah last night! This is going to be a great TeaWeekend!!

Oh ... and a little something from Artistic Nippon to be revealed in the
Hagi Topic later on, woo-hoo!!!!


sounds like christmas in may!! can't wait to hear-
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Postby Aphroditea » May 23rd, '09, 13:40

chicagopotter wrote:Aphroditea -- $$ makes the world go round, but a lot of potters (me included) will trade goods/services for our wares.


Oh, I love a good barter! I usually barter with homecooked meals - but not sure how I would get one to ya ;)

I also do handmade cards and paper (still learning on these), but my days are mostly given to teaching my son and working towards my masters degree. Maybe one day when I have some time I can learn to knit or sew or something :D
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Re: Not your average Asian teapot

Postby cherylopal » May 23rd, '09, 17:04

Intuit wrote:Michael Lambert (Carmel, CA - now retired) is a very clever, creative potter.

This is the bright yellow ceramic "Bebop' teaset I bought from Mike in the early 2000s, purchased through the Tacoma Museum of Glass. I also purchased a bronze colored coffee pot akin to the robins-egg blue 'Struttin' pot, pictured below.

Image Image

They're Functional Whimsy.


OMG these are great- what an amazing artist!! you are so lucky!!
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Luck Indeed!

Postby Intuit » May 23rd, '09, 17:32

Yes Ma'am, quite lucky. Didn't know much about him beforehand, bought the only bits of his at the Glass Museum at the time of my visit. Didn't realize that he would retire from a 30-year career within just a few years.

The teaset trio compliments just about any casual china for a marvelous Sunday Brunch table setting.
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