Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby chicagopotter » Nov 30th, '09, 16:10

Haven't posted here in a looonnnggg time. Been pretty busy with teaching and making work. Have a show opening up in the middle of January -- mostly teaware -- and have been concentrating on making work for it.

Fired the soda kiln last night and a fellow potter took some slow-mo video of the soda mixture being introduced into the kiln:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZyiOO79Wjc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euKmIJlfBVQ

The stuff on the angle iron is a mixture of soda ash, baking soda, whiting (calcium carbonate), wood chips and water. At this point, the kiln is at about 2200 degrees F.

Thought you all might like to see some of the magic...

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby chicagopotter » Jan 19th, '10, 08:56

Hey there. I've been really quite as of late here in the Artisans forum...Had a show open up this past Saturday, so all my time has been dedicated to getting ready for it. You check out *some* of the pieces here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2043310&id=1560442822&l=bc9176b951.

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby shyrabbit » Jan 19th, '10, 13:12

Chris,
I checked out your FB photos...Wow, nice work! I particularly liked the grouping of small cups. Good luck with the run of the show.
Michael

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby JBaymore » Jan 19th, '10, 16:30

I agree on the small cups, Chris. Nice.

best,

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby bonjiri » Jan 19th, '10, 16:46

chris

enjoyed your teapots !

COOL ! stuff

please post some images here too !

aloha



cory

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby chicagopotter » Jan 20th, '10, 13:39

Ask and you shall receive:

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Chawan in Pink Shino
Stoneware w/ Iron

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Small Teacups -- volume varies between 30ml to 90ml
Soda Clay, B-Mix, Stoneware w/Iron, Porcelain

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Tea Jar -- Could probably hold 100-200g of tightly rolled tea such as TGY
Soda Clay

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Teapot -- approx 120ml
Marbled Stoneware w/Iron and B-Mix

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Teapot -- approx 90ml
Soda Clay

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Yunomi -- approx 180-210ml
Marbled Stoneware w/Iron and B-Mix

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby TubbyCow » Jan 20th, '10, 14:13

Love, love, love that Yunomi. Excellent work!

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby Chip » Jan 20th, '10, 14:54

Awesome pieces Chris, glad to see we have rubbed off a bit on you ... maybe? :mrgreen:

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby Geekgirl » Jan 20th, '10, 16:22

Chris, the two small teacups with the yellow interior... luscious.

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby woozl » Jan 20th, '10, 20:38

Likin' the tea pot :)

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby chicagopotter » Feb 13th, '10, 23:01

More teapots...

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Teapot -- approx 120ml
Marbled Stoneware w/Iron and B-Mix

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Teapot -- approx 150ml
Soda Clay

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby chicagopotter » Feb 13th, '10, 23:22

Chip wrote:Awesome pieces Chris, glad to see we have rubbed off a bit on you ... maybe? :mrgreen:


Absolutely!! My wife thanks you for all the money I spend on tea/teaware and for all the space it all takes up in our cupboard. Like I needed more ceramics around our small condo! :roll:

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby Chip » Feb 13th, '10, 23:33

Chicagop... wrote:
Chip wrote:Awesome pieces Chris, glad to see we have rubbed off a bit on you ... maybe? :mrgreen:


Absolutely!! My wife thanks you for all the money I spend on tea/teaware and for all the space it all takes up in our cupboard. Like I needed more ceramics around our small condo! :roll:

Likewise, but it is all good. Using this one tonight for Kukicha with some Mugi thrown in. In fact, use one of yours almost every evening right now. Great Winter Yunomi-s. Thanks.
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I am really liking your new cups ... and pots. The "pink shino" is outstanding! :mrgreen:

And tell your wife I say she is welcome!

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby Geekgirl » Feb 14th, '10, 14:25

Chris, I've paged back through your thread, and don't remember the answer, but do you have an Etsy shop or something like? It looks like your regular website is more just a showcase.

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Re: Ceramics by Chris Chaney (chicagopotter)

Postby chicagopotter » Apr 1st, '10, 15:17

In case you are wondering how I throw my tea cups: http://lillstreetclay.blogspot.com/2010/04/hump-day.html

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