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Re: Boat

Postby Salsero » May 23rd, '09, 20:36

Moss wrote:The ones I have are going to be more in the 6-7" range. I will throw some though, like I say, I like the form. You think there should be about 1/2" for the ring? That would be enough lift? I can try a few.
Half to no-more-than three-quarters is good ... but must have 8" or more to slosh around in, 10" is probably too much.

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Postby woozl » May 23rd, '09, 23:43

That's the way,
Ver' nice.
Love the white crackle shino in. 8)

cheers

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Postby Moss » May 23rd, '09, 23:45

Thank you Woozl! I like them too. I enjoy them a lot. Rough texture is important for my personal aesthetic.

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Re: Few items from the last firing

Postby woozl » May 24th, '09, 17:01

Moss wrote:Image
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Hey Matt,
What size is the plate?

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plate dimensions

Postby Moss » May 25th, '09, 16:33

Plate is 8" or so around and 1.5" high. slight dip (even dip I might add) to the middle.

Also posted some other plates and egg cups (very non-tea) on my Etsy account.

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Postby iannon » May 29th, '09, 22:08

Just wanted to say your newest Monk's cups and Orange Cackles are looking mighty fine....and..tempting :!:

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Postby Chip » May 30th, '09, 01:49

Really liking your rough sand, your warm oranges, your extreme crackle glazes ... to name a few.

I hope to see more soon! Thanks for sharing with us.

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Postby Moss » May 30th, '09, 18:50

Thank you Chip.

You will see a lot more from me soon. I unloaded our noborigama this morning and have about 15 pieces to photo and list on Etsy. (I say "our" because I so desperately want to be part of that community...)

Very good firing. I have a couple killer pieces.

Two though have lots of fly ash on it and are quite rough. Very rough. Are those just wall hangers or do you all use them?

Thanks also for the mention of the crackle glazes. I respond to texture in ceramics and don't have any interest really in smooth, regular work. I respect it and those that make it, but it isn't what I want to do.

In all my art I like the element of decay and change. I respond to usage and repair. I even do some and crack them and then repair them and continue working. It has meaning for me. I used to try and make crate and barrel perfect wares but once I succeed, I had to price it like crate and barrel and that is a loosing proposition indeed.

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Postby Moss » May 30th, '09, 18:53

Iannon. Thank you. Please be tempted. :-)

Thanks on the glazes. As I have said to a few people here, you guys "get it" and I appreciate that. Cory's work. Colorado's, Joel's, all of it grabs your soul and inspires. I am lucky to be able to share my work here with these guys.

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Postby coloradopu » May 30th, '09, 21:44

thanks moss . really it means a lot to me. cant wait to see your new stuff. and i got some coming out tonight kiln is @ 690 deg F and i will post pics Sunday. i like the decay in your work too. i have a few pieces coming out inspired by your work keep tuned. again thanks for the compliment . to a self taught southern raised redheaded stepchild it does mean a lot.

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Postby woozl » May 30th, '09, 21:55

You guys are great :)
I can't wait to see the next piece.
:)

brreeakk itt downn :!:

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First wood firing pics

Postby Moss » Jun 1st, '09, 02:41

Here are the first wood firing pics. Available on Etsy.

Enjoy!

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Chawan with koge-koge ash on face and interior of cup.

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Yunomi with nice yellow glaze drip.


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Clearly my best piece ever. Another bowl in the open form. Not tea related.

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Postby kymidwife » Jun 1st, '09, 09:13

Just call me the delightedly happy new owner of this lovely MONK'S CUP!

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Gorgeous variegated color, tactile texture, flecks of peach on the exterior... interior is just beautiful, like a rich granite. Shape, weight, and balance are excellent. This one is just slightly smaller and lighter than my Hagi and my texture/crawl from Joel. I am loving the variety and beauty that is developing in my yunomi collection.

Definitely pleased, definitely recommend... definitely need one of the orange-toned crackles now too! Thanks so much Matt!

Sarah

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Postby Mrs. Chip » Jun 1st, '09, 11:38

kymidwife wrote:Just call me the delightedly happy new owner of this lovely MONK'S CUP! Definitely pleased, definitely recommend... definitely need one of the orange-toned crackles now too! Thanks so much Matt! Sarah

Wow, nice cup Sarah. :wink: Glad to see that your yunomi family is growing!

Me too on the orange!, it's my fave color. Oh, and my birthday is closing in, I wonder what the Mod has up his sleeve, maybe a yunomi, kyusu, chawan,... the possibilities are endless 8) ?

Nice stuff Matt, your etsy site is awesome.

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Postby Tead Off » Jun 1st, '09, 12:06

Hi Matt,

Just wanted to say how good the wood-fired pieces look. Keep up the good work!

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