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Postby Tead Off » May 18th, '11, 00:35

jaderabbit wrote:Could I recommend putting the already sold items into a separate folder? I feel peeved every time I see an item I want to buy only to find that it's already gone. :cry:

All Sold items moved into the SOLD folder. Thank You.

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Postby David R. » May 18th, '11, 03:32

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David R. wrote:Very nice selection. Love the blue pot. It's really a shame that my spring tea budget is already nearly gone... :roll:


How about a bank loan? :D


I've just learned that I have to redo my roof... This will cost me way more than your whole selection... :? But one day, I will own one of these gorgeous korean pots !!

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Postby Tead Off » May 18th, '11, 05:05

David R. wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
David R. wrote:Very nice selection. Love the blue pot. It's really a shame that my spring tea budget is already nearly gone... :roll:


How about a bank loan? :D


I've just learned that I have to redo my roof... This will cost me way more than your whole selection... :? But one day, I will own one of these gorgeous korean pots !!


I know how these unexpected financial drains on our wallet go. Food, shelter, clothing, 1st. Then...........teaware! I'll be waiting for you. :D

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Postby Tead Off » May 20th, '11, 22:56

I'd like to thank all those who have helped support the launch of my new project. I have talked with a couple of other potters who have expressed interest in working together. I will slowly add on new work and will try and move this to its own website as soon as I can find the time to get this done.

I would also like to remind everyone that after May 25, the prices of teapots will rise to $115. If you are on the fence, now is the time to try and decide. There are only 4 teapots left and Seong il will not fire again till next month.

I would also like to put the idea out there for Seong il to do commissioned work specially requested. If you have a particular need for your tea table, let me know and we can talk about creating something for you.

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Postby Tead Off » May 23rd, '11, 02:34

I've just posted some new serving vessels/water coolers on the site. I've also posted some plates in varying sizes. The smaller ones can be used for tea treats or whatever you'd like. These are all shino with soda ash.

We can supply sets of plates if needed. Just ask.

Please have a look. http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/458415/1 ... e?h=8ab0ad

Btw, after May 25, teapots will be priced at $115. Please take advantage of the current price reduction.

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Postby Tead Off » May 25th, '11, 01:46

Last chance at the special $99 teapot sale!!

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Postby Chip » May 25th, '11, 14:41

And with that, another Seong-il pot arrived today along with a Yuzamshi/server and a cup set!

Beautiful.
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Postby Tead Off » May 25th, '11, 23:09

That got there very quickly!! Glad you like it. :D

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Postby IPT » May 26th, '11, 02:52

Very nice Chip!

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Postby zemlemer » May 26th, '11, 08:59

When will be next selling?
I want to join your selling next month.

I spend all my money for shincha and hagi:)

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Postby teaisme » May 26th, '11, 14:47

this is great stuff I love how much individual character these pieces have
thanks!

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Postby Tead Off » May 27th, '11, 05:20

churng wrote:this is great stuff I love how much individual character these pieces have
thanks!


He's a very good potter who is not afraid to use color and experiment with form. I'm surprised the onggi tea caddys have lasted this long. You cannot find this kind of thing easily and onggi is exceptionally good for storing teas. They are all unglazed in the interior.

Btw, most of the teapots are also unglazed in the interior. Whatever glazing one may find inside is usually just from the fire.

Seong il is working on smaller sized teapots. I have planted the idea in his mind that many tea drinkers prefer small sized teapots. I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.

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Re: Tead Off, TEAWARE ONLINE

Postby Tead Off » May 29th, '11, 07:12

ANNOUNCEMENT

Within the next few days, Elena Renker, a potter from New Zealand, will be joining this site. I met Elena in Korea at the Mungyeong Tea Bowl Festival this past month. I was very impressed by her work and bought one of her chawan. Her tea bowls are very high fired using thick shino in a wood fired kiln. I like to describe the look and feel of her bowls as raku-shino. When you thwack a bowl of hers with your fingernail, you get a dull sound, reminiscent of the sound of raku and a lightness in weight. When asked about this she replied that her bowls were made with thin walls and thick glaze and produce this type lightness and sound. In the hands, they just feel 'right', so I am happy to be able to offer her work on my site and think she will be a good fit for what I am doing. I hope you will find her work suitable for your collections.

Please check Petr Novak's blog for mention of Elena's work: http://potsandtea.blogspot.com/2011/05/ ... ories.html

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Postby debunix » May 29th, '11, 12:15

Just googled her name, and found many images of beautiful stuff.

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Postby Tead Off » May 31st, '11, 00:41

I have just added Elena Renker's tea bowls to the site. All are stoneware and wood-fired between 1300 and 1350c. Please have a look!!

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/458415/1 ... e?h=8ab0ad
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