Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV


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Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby debunix » Oct 23rd, '10, 23:20

Moderator Edit: Welcome to Chapter 15 of Show Off Your Pots and Cups. That is 375 pages to date.

You can see where we left off last chapter here:
http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=13403&start=360#p174999

Enjoy ...
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First, some nice crackling on my 'granite' yunomi from ginkgo: the inside is stained, the outside remains snow white.

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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby debunix » Oct 23rd, '10, 23:54

Today, inspired by the 'Spirit' cups being celebrated, I took out my Seigan hagi and started shooting. It was hard to stop, as they are so amazing, closer and closer with the camera, playing with flash, window light, and filtered sunlight.

Eventually I ended up with two sets of images on my flickr, one for the Seigan blue and one for the Sansai terbineri.

The Seigan blue is very dramatic

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and the glaze has translucency in areas almost as ethereal as the 'Spirit' cups

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and I'm just a sucker for swirly gorgeous variegated colors

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and the clay foot just feels powerful with the embedded larger gravels

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The Sansai is more subtle

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with different moods on different sides

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A vast white interior, with abundant crackles

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Clay peeking through at the rim

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And again, that very powerful-looking clay at the foot

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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby gargoylekitty » Oct 24th, '10, 00:37

Those are beautiful, debunix. That blue is especially gorgeous.
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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby Chip » Oct 24th, '10, 01:01

Great photos of Hagi SO 9 and 11, Debunix! Beauties!
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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby Victoria » Oct 24th, '10, 01:03

Beautiful, great pics!
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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby Marco » Oct 24th, '10, 04:41

rabbit wrote:Do you mean crackleware 'cup'? If so, I love it so much! It's my favorite cup, delicate, perfectly shaped, just the right size, beautiful color. I enjoy my tea even more when it's in this cup =)


Yes sure I meant cup :oops:
How big is your "right size"?
I think I need one too. :)

@David: Those two cups are amazing - I love the coulour.

@debunix: I really like this ginkgo cup - I thing I am a fan of crackles :)
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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby David R. » Oct 24th, '10, 04:58

Thank you a lot for these wonderful photos debunix !! Ginkgo's work is amazing. I am in contact with her right now for a chawan. Fantastic close shots of Seigan's glaze. His work surely deserves a close look.

Did you use a box to take your pictures as Seeker did with his chawan ?
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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby rabbit » Oct 24th, '10, 14:09

Does anyone think they could tell me what type of pots I have based on the pictures on page 24?
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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby David R. » Oct 25th, '10, 02:25

rabbit wrote:Does anyone think they could tell me what type of pots I have based on the pictures on page 24?


The red one at the right bottom corner looks like a Chao Zhou teapot. So it should be good for dan cong, taiwanese light roasted wulong and young sheng puerh. Here is the extent of what I can tell.
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Re: Show Off Your Pots and Cups XIV

Postby rabbit » Oct 25th, '10, 14:25

David R. wrote:
rabbit wrote:Does anyone think they could tell me what type of pots I have based on the pictures on page 24?


The red one at the right bottom corner looks like a Chao Zhou teapot. So it should be good for dan cong, taiwanese light roasted wulong and young sheng puerh. Here is the extent of what I can tell.


Yeah it looks like it was spun on a wheel and I noticed a comment of yours in another thread about someone elses' that made me think it might be a chao zhou.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Stentor » Oct 27th, '10, 16:10

Stunning photographs of the Seigan pieces, debunix. Thanks a lot for showing them to us!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby laura99 » Oct 27th, '10, 19:54

Awesome Seigan photos debunix! I can see those blue close-up's making a pretty neat computer background :)
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Chip » Oct 27th, '10, 19:58

Yeah, the photos, I think you just blew my freakin' mind, or is this Van Gogh :?: :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby debunix » Oct 28th, '10, 11:51

While I think I might like the blue one better on its own for sheer-Van Gogh-Starry Night-ness, I have to admit that the white Sansai might be a lovelier match with green tea, because the white interior shows it off so well. See today's teaDay post for proof.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby TIM » Oct 30th, '10, 16:23

A Shigaraki vase in the new tea room.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65257125@N00/5129621322/
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