... and now back to our SSO 15 Sendai!
So, been waiting and waiting and waiting for the final photos! These are all the photos of all the pieces ... these are the ones that I share with members so they can pick and choose.
The waiting can be agonizing, you have no idea. Oh wait ... now you do.
Sometimes the wait for pieces to be completed can be as little as a month (pretty rare) to many months depending mostly on how much difficulty the artisan is encountering in creating the special pieces.
First they produce the bisqueware. We even look a special shape ... avoiding the mass produced bisqueware. Then the glazing process which may take several applications/firings.
It is not til the unloading that the artisan knows if he/she has been successful. If they do not feel the pieces are exceptional for a TC SO, they are set aside and the process starts over again.
Interestingly, I have noticed sub standard examples of our SOs on the market, they are generally noticably inferior and priced accordingly. The first time this happened, I had a very strong reaction ... now I just smile and realize we are getting the best of the best.