Margules wrote:tingjunkie wrote: This little pot craps all over the theory that you can tell a pot's quality by it's sound! I bought it for $25 and it sounds almost as good as any pot in Hou De's
Any high fired and reasonably dense ceramic should "ping" like that. In fact, it is a fairly common method to quickly determine if vintage porcelain pieces have any small chips or cracks. I imagine that slip cast pots frequently ring nicely, as the uniform thickness that slip casting allows is good for resonance.
It sounds like a nice pot though, so perhaps it would be better to say that it craps on the theory that you can tell a pots price by it's sound...
Even though the "ringing" theory is kinda flaky, there's definitely a difference between the ringing of a slip cast and a nice pot. My crappy slip-cast pots "ring," but it's very metallic and not very pleasant...but yeah, the ping test doesn't tell much