Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby chicagopotter » Jan 3rd, '11, 19:31

Finally have a free minute...Can say that this is my favorite SO, hands down. I had actually been watching Eiichi's work on Ebay for a while, but never really had a great reason to purchase any. That and the pieces were usually bid up much higher than I would be comfortable paying. The price for this SO was definitely a steal! I am particularly interested in his work because of the fact that hie is a fairly young potter and already shows a great deal of material understanding and creativity. The clay body of this SO, in particular, exhibits quite a bit of fluidity while being made of an extremely rigid and static and material. Looking at and feeling the unglazed foot area reminds me of being at the beach -- such an amazing sandy color and feel. The hand-carved foot exhibits controlled spontaneity. The glaze is a beautiful glossy white that has an extremely silky feel. I certainly wouldn't be heartbroken if the glaze on mine didn't crackle...But I will definitely love it regardless.

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 3rd, '11, 21:05

woozl wrote:Or placing on a nice mahogany table :shock:

+1, or any scratchable or water sensitive surface.
Chicagop... wrote:Finally have a free minute...Can say that this is my favorite SO, hands down. I had actually been watching Eiichi's work on Ebay for a while, but never really had a great reason to purchase any. That and the pieces were usually bid up much higher than I would be comfortable paying. The price for this SO was definitely a steal! I am particularly interested in his work because of the fact that hie is a fairly young potter and already shows a great deal of material understanding and creativity. The clay body of this SO, in particular, exhibits quite a bit of fluidity while being made of an extremely rigid and static and material. Looking at and feeling the unglazed foot area reminds me of being at the beach -- such an amazing sandy color and feel. The hand-carved foot exhibits controlled spontaneity. The glaze is a beautiful glossy white that has an extremely silky feel. I certainly wouldn't be heartbroken if the glaze on mine didn't crackle...But I will definitely love it regardless.

Thank you Mr. ChicagoPotter for your comments on this piece! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Drax » Jan 3rd, '11, 21:13

Chip wrote:
woozl wrote:Or placing on a nice mahogany table :shock:

+1, or any scratchable or water sensitive surface.


I learned this lesson the hard way...

I had my hagi mizusashi (yes, I now have 2 mizusashi... :oops: ) on the kitchen counter, which is some sort of cheap laminate (I live in an old apartment building).

When I picked it up to use it, I noticed the counter looked... rough. Well, it turns out the mizusashi gets a little damp on the bottom (not a leak, just moist; or perhaps some water had trickled down the side and gotten underneath), and that, combined with the rough hagi surface caused the countertop to... dimple -- little bumps all over.

It did not dry out and go back to normal. I don't think it's really noticeable, but... whoops! haha

I might try to take an SOS pad to them or something, but I'm worried that'll just rip them off and expose the undersurface. Stupid, cheap laminate!

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby kymidwife » Jan 3rd, '11, 23:51

A few shots to try to show off the beginnings of crackling...

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 4th, '11, 00:00

Yeah Sarah, these are not Starbucks resistant Hagi! :lol: Nice cup choice and photos, thanks for sharing!

Sencha is not moving the crackles a long nearly as fast despite well over 30 steeps so far, but it is progressing.

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby kymidwife » Jan 4th, '11, 00:25

LOL, that is NOT Starbucks.... that is Adagio's own Wuyi Da Hong Pao from the Masters Collection. Sheesh. :twisted:

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 4th, '11, 00:30

kymidwife wrote:LOL, that is NOT Starbucks.... that is Adagio's own Wuyi Da Hong Pao from the Masters Collection. Sheesh. :twisted:

Ohhhh, alrighTea then ... that is legal. :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby debunix » Jan 5th, '11, 01:22

Mine is left-handed, clearly, so nice to have it in my lefty-hand!

Yay, yay, yay, hoo-ray!

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And some other cups slipped into the order basket somehow too.

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Stentor » Jan 5th, '11, 02:18

Oh, the sencha cups set, nice! I was wondering how much tea they hold?

There's a slight chance my Snowdrift will arrive today. Fingers crossed!

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Victoria » Jan 5th, '11, 02:51

Ohhhhh the sencha cup set, the price was good, but I didn't want that many. They are lovely! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby debunix » Jan 5th, '11, 11:43

Victoria wrote:I didn't want that many.


I am so prone to breaking things that having some extras is very nice.

And now I can rearrange things to keep a nice group of cups at home and at the office for sharing tea, and a few extras even for the satellite office where I spend a few days every month. I hate hate hate sharing the nice teas in styrofoam cups....

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 5th, '11, 12:24

Nice Hagi booty debunix! Hope to see some more photos of SnowDrift! So SAL shipments are beginning to arrive now!

Stentor wrote:There's a slight chance my Snowdrift will arrive today. Fingers crossed!

And??? Hope today was the day!

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby iannon » Jan 5th, '11, 12:27

Chip wrote:Nice Hagi booty debunix! Hope to see some more photos of SnowDrift! So SAL shipments are beginning to arrive now!

Stentor wrote:There's a slight chance my Snowdrift will arrive today. Fingers crossed!

And??? Hope today was the day!

ooh ooh..waiting on my SAL too...

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 5th, '11, 12:29

Hope the Mrs. Ian does not hijack it! :wink: :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 5th, '11, 14:51

60 sencha steeps (5 steeps per session) and the staining of crackles is slowly spreading. Clearly this is a slower stainer and sencha is slow to stain = not nearly as much staining as others have experienced to date despite likely much more use here. :mrgreen:

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