D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO


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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 5th, '11, 18:02

iannon wrote:whoa! nice to "see" you and what an awesome look at your latest work!


Thanks iannon, nice to be seen and to be back reading the TC forum.

Here's Today's Satin Celadon with Ash and Copper glazed Yunomi. It was fired to ∆10 (2345F) in my small gas kiln. It measures 3" h. x 2-7/8" w. and holds 6.25 oz. / 185ml.

Thanks for looking,
Michael
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 5th, '11, 20:47

Here's (another) Today's Nuka and Tenmoku glazed Yunomi, it measure 3-3/8" h. x 3-1/4" w. with a volume of 8.5 ounces / 250ml. It was fired to ∆10 (2345F) in reduction in my small kiln.
Many thanks for looking...
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Chip » Nov 6th, '11, 02:04

Looks like you got all your ducks in a row there! :mrgreen:

Fantastic looking run as usual.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 6th, '11, 16:39

Chip wrote:Looks like you got all your ducks in a row there! :mrgreen:

Fantastic looking run as usual.


Thanks Chip, It's some times hard to keep them all moving in the same/right direction.

Here's Today's Shino and Alberta slip glazed Yunomi Tea Cup fired to ∆10 (2345F) in reduction. It measures 3-1/8" h. x 3" w. and holds 7 oz. / 206ml. This piece has a nice metallic glaze effect that is really hard to photograph, and capture the iridescence. Thanks...

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 6th, '11, 17:57

Here's another one for today...Nuka and Alberta Slip with Wood Ash and Copper glazed Yunomi. It was fired in reduction in my small gas fired updraft kiln to 2345F. It measures 3" h. x 2-7/8" w. and holds 6 oz. / 178ml.

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Michael
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 7th, '11, 18:35

Here's Today's Shino, Wood Ash and Rutile glazed Yunomi from last weeks firing. It measures 3" h. x 2-7/8" w. and holds 6 oz. / 178ml.

It's really snowing here in southwest Colorado at nearly 8,000 feet and the temps are low...a great time of year to turn inward and think about making more work.

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 7th, '11, 18:59

So fantastic, but all Yunomi sized :cry: :cry:

I would jump if you did Guinomi sized cups, 60-100 ml :roll:
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Firemoss » Nov 7th, '11, 19:03

Jaw-droppingly gorgeous pieces, shyrabbit.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby karmaplace » Nov 8th, '11, 00:00

I already want to snatch that Satin Celadon and the Shino Wood Ash with Rutile glaze, and I can't wait to see more. Someday I hope a good portion of my teaware collection are your pieces. I love everything I've gotten from you.

I was looking through your sold items, and I didn't see any, so I was wondering, have you ever tried making brewing vessels (aside from chawan, of course)? Not that you need to make any, this is simply curiosity. :mrgreen:
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 8th, '11, 18:19

Herb_Master wrote:So fantastic, but all Yunomi sized :cry: :cry:

I would jump if you did Guinomi sized cups, 60-100 ml :roll:


Thanks Herb_Master, I will take your suggestion and make smaller sizes, thanks again for offering up your support.

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 8th, '11, 18:32

karmaplace wrote:I already want to snatch that Satin Celadon and the Shino Wood Ash with Rutile glaze, and I can't wait to see more. Someday I hope a good portion of my teaware collection are your pieces. I love everything I've gotten from you.

I was looking through your sold items, and I didn't see any, so I was wondering, have you ever tried making brewing vessels (aside from chawan, of course)? Not that you need to make any, this is simply curiosity. :mrgreen:


Hi Karmaplace,
Thank you for your kind words regarding my work, they are truly appreciated. I'm glad to hear you continue to enjoy your pieces.

I don't currently make brewing vessels, but I'm being encourage by several members on TC to begin making them. I've been studying the various types and forms and following the discussions here on TC, as well, regarding various options of what people like. I love a challenge and I would look forward to this one.

Thanks for nudging me in the right direction, I appreciate you bringing up the subject.

Michael
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Nov 8th, '11, 18:48

Cups the size and shape of the small ones from the TC SO (and my lovely little Nuka glazed piece) are extremely practical for gongfu cha with a gaiwan or a small yixing pot.....

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 8th, '11, 18:56

debunix wrote:Cups the size and shape of the small ones from the TC SO (and my lovely little Nuka glazed piece) are extremely practical for gongfu cha with a gaiwan or a small yixing pot.....

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Thanks debunix, helpful info. The funny thing is, I generally make lots of smaller cups as they sell well here in the gallery, but I made none in my last throwing session(?)

Thanks again,
Michael
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 8th, '11, 19:09

This Yunomi Tea Cup is glazed inside with White Shino and the exterior is glazed with a new glaze I call "I Got Interrupted Shino." This new glaze came about when I was interrupted while I was formulating and mixing a new recipe and added, at least one wrong ingredient, maybe more. The net result was a glaze that looks and feels like natural stone, with a slight dry texture. I also think this glaze has an "antique" or "aged" look and feel. I like this result much more than the intended one. The only question for me is, will I be able to recreate this glaze when this batch is gone(?) This piece has been slightly "squared" with 4 subtle indentations, very comfortable in the hand.

Dimensions: 2-7/8" h. x 3-1/8"dia. @ widest point.
Volume: 7 ounces/ 205 ml

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Michael

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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby iannon » Nov 9th, '11, 00:36

shyrabbit wrote:
Thanks iannon, nice to be seen and to be back reading the TC forum.

Here's Today's Satin Celadon with Ash and Copper glazed Yunomi. It was fired to ∆10 (2345F) in my small gas kiln. It measures 3" h. x 2-7/8" w. and holds 6.25 oz. / 185ml.

Thanks for looking,
Michael
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must resist...I feel a TAD oncoming..someone help me...
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