Ed finally got it open, and it is gorgeous! Great striations, and fits my left hand. I'm ambidextrous when it comes to tea cup holding!!
This is the first Hagi lefty cup that causes righties to adapt. A win for the lefties of the world!
Twinofmu... wrote:It's so pretty inside; I'll almost be sad if it does crackle... With the glazes that are smooth and white inside, they're already so beautiful...
That said, my snowdrift is currently attempting to contain a cupful of Ujibashi San no Ma.
Some fine crackling is apparent today... very soft and subtle, quite different than any others. I am enjoying the newness.
I will try to do some pics in a bit.
I am seeing more and more visible crackles with each use, so it resists but is not crackle-proof.
I got my cup this morning
I'm surprised by how heavy it is and by how nice it feels in the hand. I thought the carved lines would make the feel in the hand more awkward but it doesn't.
The vertical lines in the glaze which are not so deeply carved are stunning!
Thanks Chip for offering two SO:s so completely different as the last two
Yes, the vertical lines are really stunning!
You are welcome, this is quite rewarding and the sharing is outstanding!
NOESIS wrote:I'm all over one of these when they become available again. Absolutely beautiful!
While this exact piece
will not likely make an encore to the Hagi SO program, look for more Eiichi, definitely! SO 17 or 18 is already tentatively planned for an Eiichi, and I certainly hope to check out what else this guy has up his sleeves.