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Postby Moss » Jun 1st, '09, 12:51

Thanks everyone.

More wood fire items up in the next couple days. All yunomi left to list.

There is going to be a LARGE chawan firing in two weeks with pics in probably three weeks. Haven't glazed anything yet, all drying. I will be sure to do a lot of the orange crackle stuff but there is going to be a lot more smooth this time as I didn't use the feldsparic clay. Might have time to do a few more. We'll see.

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Last of the wood firing up on Etsy

Postby Moss » Jun 2nd, '09, 00:40

Hey all. Listed the last of the wood firing tonight on Etsy.

Thanks for all the support here. I appreciate it.

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Carbon trap yunomi/whiskey cup

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Yunomi/whiskey cup

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Koge-koge ash yunomi

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Postby iannon » Jun 2nd, '09, 01:20

wow..the "feel" and look of that Koge-koge ash yunomi is amazing..love it

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Postby Aphroditea » Jun 2nd, '09, 10:55

they are all beautiful! I especially like the dark grey/black piece at the top - the color is fantastic! I also like te koge-koge one as well, nice texture!

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Postby Moss » Jun 2nd, '09, 14:19

Aphroditea wrote:they are all beautiful! I especially like the dark grey/black piece at the top - the color is fantastic! I also like te koge-koge one as well, nice texture!


So does my wife. I had to price it at more than she would pay to keep it. It's really hers if no one buys. Sometimes I price it at where anything less and I would keep it myself. Still fall in love with pieces from time to time.

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Postby Zygote » Jun 2nd, '09, 22:20

Love the Koge-koge ash yunomi. It looks like it's fun to hold and a joy to use .

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Postby Chip » Jun 7th, '09, 21:22

Anything new happening, Matt?

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Postby Moss » Jun 7th, '09, 21:51

Throwing like a fiend. Have about 60 pieces ready to fire. I won't get that much space sharing with Joel, but will get a lot in. Probably about 40 pieces including some tests. I will probably have 20-30 pieces good enough to show.

There will be a range of chawans about 20, trying something new here. Will have a range of glazes. I want to work towards a sea-cucumber glaze, but we'll see...

2 orange crackle chawan

There are 7 orange crackle yunomi of various sizes. 13 Monk's cups that I am going to experiment a little with.

11 plates from 6-9", 5 with feldspar bubbles so they will be ornamental.

4 Hanaire, two of which are beasts and two are going to hopefully be interesting

30 glaze tests tiles and blending strips in two clay bodies.

A couple of water containters one with the iron that I was talking about earlier.

2 cactus pots, one square

8 small cups that will be oxidation fired later. Beautiful clay, but will melt to a puddle in soda at that temp.

I think that is it. We (Joel and I) will fire on Saturday. We will unload on Monday or later and probably have some pics by Saturday, so about 2 weeks.

I am sort of resisting posting here on my thread unless I have some news. I get bombarded by so much "Non-news-but-I-think-you-ought-to-hear-about-it-anyway" mails and tweets and posts that I want my posts to stand out.

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Postby coloradopu » Jun 7th, '09, 23:03

i don't think you have to worry about them standing out. they are great!!!

i wish i had a wood fire or soda to add to my rap.

you are lucky to have such varying types of texture.

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Postby Mrs. Chip » Jun 8th, '09, 11:46

Moss wrote:Throwing like a fiend. Have about 60 pieces ready to fire. I won't get that much space sharing with Joel, but will get a lot in. Probably about 40 pieces including some tests. I will probably have 20-30 pieces good enough to show.
There will be a range of chawans about 20, trying something new here. Will have a range of glazes. I want to work towards a sea-cucumber glaze, but we'll see...
2 orange crackle chawan
There are 7 orange crackle yunomi of various sizes. 13 Monk's cups that I am going to experiment a little with.



HI Matt, sounds great, especially your ORANGE items!

Really looking forward to seeing your new creations, hope you have plenty to show us...good luck.

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Postby Little pig » Jun 8th, '09, 20:26

Hi Matt
just dropping in to say hi in teachat context. You mentioned teachat and here I came. Lovely stuff you have. Love them yunomis (think I spelled it correctly. Looking forward to seeing your stuff coming from the kiln

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Re: Small Monk's Cups

Postby Herb_Master » Jun 9th, '09, 12:45

Moss wrote:OK. I will do some, see how they go. 40-90ml, open and closed forms, soda and some in oxidation.

I can do that color. That is a shino in hard reduction with the teadust interior.

I will do a bunch of tests and post them here when done.


Any progress to report, I keep checking, I hope I have not missed them!

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Postby Moss » Jun 9th, '09, 20:21

Hey. I forgot those. I have three just as a starting place. I will have them done with the others.

However, redid the finances and have to put the firing off a month. Two toddlers and one just went to preschool so $ tight. :-(

Fortunately bisqueware doesn't go stale. :-)

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Yart sale on Etsy

Postby Moss » Jun 9th, '09, 23:04

Etsy is having a yart sale for the next four days and I will be a part of that.

Everything on my Etsy store is 20%off till midnight Pacific on the 14th. It is hard to reprice on Etsy, so rather than change the prices, I will credit you back 20% from your purchase via PayPal.

Thanks for everyone's support and sorry this is a little commercial, but I wanted to let people know.

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moss i am honored

Postby bonjiri » Jun 10th, '09, 10:56

Moss wrote: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.


moss man ! i'm too honored to share my work here too alongside wonderful ceramic artists

that 8-inch plate is stunning !

i'm anxiously awaiting the kiln unloading !

xmas in june ! cheers !
cory

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