Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI


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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Chip » Jun 11th, '11, 01:01

debunix wrote:I like the especially graceful lines on that faircup.

+1

But they are all really nice!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby iannon » Jun 11th, '11, 23:17

My Newest potter aquisition ..Tetsuaki Nakao and the gorgeous Galaxy Glazes..this one if the white/aqua "Spring" version
the cup itself is quite thin walled..the glaze is amazing. I am really enjoying the look of my sencha in it ..and its just a joy to use.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Chip » Jun 12th, '11, 00:40

Great Galaxy, Ian. :mrgreen:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby iannon » Jun 12th, '11, 01:01

Chip wrote:Great Galaxy, Ian. :mrgreen:

Thanks! It is a perfect Sencha cup for me anyway.
here are a couple things from the small pottery show they had here
My daughter and I both won a prize in the drawings;
she won this cup..wild glazing..lots of stuff going on..the guys mainstay is ceramic sinks..really beautiful stuff
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the impression looks like a butterfly on the fiddlehead fern.
She also bought this cool looking 6oz cup
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Even little brother got a cup
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and I won this small vase/jar. seems like resurection ferns or fiddleheads are popular in Mountain pottery culture
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby David R. » Jun 12th, '11, 01:58

I have the winter version of your cup Iannon. I love it so much...
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Chip » Jun 12th, '11, 02:47

Shuweet Winter Galaxy David!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Nenugal » Jun 14th, '11, 15:19

Lovely galaxies! Must be awesome to drink tea from something that shiny.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby iannon » Jun 14th, '11, 15:42

Nenugal wrote:Lovely galaxies! Must be awesome to drink tea from something that shiny.

its quite sublime..the spring one has more of the aqua blue inside than on the outside..green sencha looks very cool in there. it is shiny..but not overly so. i relaly enjoy holding it, looking at it..using it
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby IPT » Jun 16th, '11, 09:55

Here is an old lacquer tea container. It is wood covered in lacquer. I am not sure of the exact date of it, but I am quite a fan. I have a pair of these. I know it is not a tin Chip, but I thought you might like it. :D
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Cole » Jun 16th, '11, 12:32

The black-on-red lacquer is really dramatic and awesome to see -- do you use it for everyday storage? I only ask because I know that most lacquer containers aren't so good to store tea in, but that one looks splendid!

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby IPT » Jun 16th, '11, 21:23

I do use it. It is currently filled with an old puer that I have no history on. It is an old Shengpu, but the person who gave it to me had no idea when, or who produced it. I keep it in my tea vault, which is carefully temperature and humidity controlled. I worry about humidity causing the inner wood to swell. It is a big problem here, where it is so humid.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Chip » Jun 16th, '11, 22:13

IPT wrote:Here is an old lacquer tea container. It is wood covered in lacquer. I am not sure of the exact date of it, but I am quite a fan. I have a pair of these. I know it is not a tin Chip, but I thought you might like it. :D

For sure!

Only have a few natsume in lacquer. I would like to get more natsume and lacquer ware in general, but really pricey for the good stuff. Heck, I have never once used any natsume :lol:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby debunix » Jun 19th, '11, 01:06

First try at a 'teapot tasting', inspired by a video from Hojotea:

six tea-brewing vessels, six porcelain tasting cups, one kettle of near-boiling tap water

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add hot water to pots, wait about 30 seconds, pour into cups, wait briefly for water to cool enough, drink, and ponder, what is the effect of the vessel on the water? Or, more skeptically, what is the effect of my expectations on my perception of the water?

Glass pitcher--the neutral standard, nothing exciting, as expected.

New iron-rich clay kyusu from Petr Novak--the water may be slightly different, hint of mineral and sweet, can't wait to see what this does with my morning sencha next!
(more pictures in a post in the TC SO topic)

New teapot from Seong-Il--doesn't alter the water much, seems quite neutral, a good quality for a pot I've decided to dedicate to floral green oolongs [addendum: later in the evening, while drinking from the 'first time' use of the Seong-il pot, I can confirm that this was a very good choice. Yum.]
(more pictures here in another topic)

Chao Zhou teapot from Tea Habitat, lightly used, only for Dan Congs --slight Dan Cong flavor, adds a hint of sharpness to the water, surprised to see that effect with so little seasoning to date.

Yixing teapot, cheap and tiny (who knows if it was ever near genuine yixing clay?), used for shu puerh--softens it a bit, did not expect that, was that after effects of shu, or the clay?

Tokoname kyusu, well seasoned pot used several times a week for sencha--hint of sweet green tea is apparent from the first sip.

It was quite interesting, though not nearly so tasty as tea.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby IPT » Jun 19th, '11, 04:51

Chip wrote:Only have a few natsume in lacquer. I would like to get more natsume and lacquer ware in general, but really pricey for the good stuff. Heck, I have never once used any natsume :lol:


Hey! Just because you never use them does not mean you do not need more!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

Postby Drax » Jun 19th, '11, 06:45

debunix wrote:It was quite interesting, though not nearly so tasty as tea.


Yes, very interesting! I'm curious to try this taste testing out, too. Thanks for sharing, and a beautiful collection of pots as well... :D
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