NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby Chip » Jan 10th, '12, 23:05

And of course, good luck to all the participants in the drawing for the Sake Bottle and Trivet. :mrgreen:

And thanks, Bill, for your generousity in this drawing.

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby T-session » Jan 11th, '12, 20:35

And LIVE... from NEW YORK..... well... Homer, New York anyways... IT'S THE TC SO #4 SAKE BOTTLE AND TRIVET COMBINATION PRIZE DRAWING. (presented to you courtesy of Splitfire Pottery :D )

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kmd_ga. (Karl) !!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Congrats Karl from Georgia!!!!

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Thank you very much to all that participated! It's been fun and you will be receiving your selections shortly. I'm sure you will enjoy them for years to come. :D Emails coming to out of country TCers for shipping costs info.

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby kmd_ga » Jan 12th, '12, 14:54

Bill:

I won!! Really? I never win anything! I am so stoked! I can't wait to see these pieces in person. Thank you so very much .

Best Regards,

Karl

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby T-session » Jan 12th, '12, 18:13

kmd_ga wrote:Bill:

I won!! Really? I never win anything! I am so stoked! I can't wait to see these pieces in person. Thank you so very much .

Best Regards,

Karl


Yes you did!! And if you never won anything yet, then it was about time you did! It (and almost all of the other packages) went out today as a matter of fact. Large flat rate box, priority, so that means 2-3 days. It will be a nice set, all the colors will go together.
Congrats!
Bill

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby Drax » Jan 12th, '12, 18:39

Woo! Great news, thanks, Bill! And congrats to kmd_ga! :D

I am really looking forward to trying it out!

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby kmd_ga » Jan 13th, '12, 09:43

Bill :

Wow, that's service! I am really looking forward to using these pieces...with care.

Best Regards,

Karl

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby Drax » Jan 14th, '12, 20:14

Wahoo! Split Fire SO in the house! They have a great look and feel... pictures to follow tomorrow along with tea!

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby T-session » Jan 15th, '12, 22:11

Glad you like them Drax! There is much to look at. Glaze variations, fire flashing, ash, "mountains", textures- both "rough" for your fingers and smooth for your lips. Notice the subtle wood grain on the trivet yet?
Enjoy, can't wait to see pictures. Would you put them here or in the "show your tea ware section'?
Cheers,
Bill

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby Chip » Jan 15th, '12, 22:27

Or better yet, both! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby Cole » Jan 16th, '12, 14:31

Wow, Bill!

I just received my yunomi and chawan a couple days ago, and I haven't been able to take my eyes off of them since :lol: . I must say that the ippuku-chawan is perfect for my daily oolong or green tea, and it's a total pleasure to use. The Hagi glaze around the rim feels so soft and smooth on my lips, while the rough textures of the "mountains" and base make a perfect contrast. I knew it would look even nicer in person, but this is truly an outstanding vessel for appreciating tea -- especially floral oolongs like Baozhong. I toss a couple leaves in the chawan and casually enjoy the aroma while I refill it throughout the afternoon. Perfect!

I haven't had any time to use the yunomi yet, but I love how it fits perfectly on the trivet as well. Its color is little more bronzen than I was expecting, but it fits so well in my hands, I have no complaints. I think it'll really sparkle once I can enjoy a cup of tea outdoors without worry of it freezing/cracking. :)

Truly outstanding craftsmanship present in both of these pieces -- can't say thanks enough, Bill!

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby Chip » Jan 16th, '12, 15:02

... pics or it didn't happen! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby Drax » Jan 16th, '12, 21:32

Here's a picture of my new ippukuwan in action...! I wish I had gotten off of my duff earlier and gotten the picture in the sunlight, but I suppose the gentle glow of fluorescent lights will have to do...

Although I was enjoying a pu'erh sheng here, this wan is just right for matcha.... it has a wonderful shape that makes it perfect to hold, and I love how the side have that 'mountain' feel...!

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby T-session » Jan 17th, '12, 06:41

Thanks Cole and Drax, so glad you like them! NIce to see an "in use " picture!
That clay body is nice for the mountains with it's grainy texture...

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby debunix » Jan 18th, '12, 13:10

At home late this AM, preparing for a conference today, and was in time to meet the postman for my delivery. My yunomi and an oribe cup were very well padded, because my postman tossed the little box over the railing onto my porch....(!)...and they were just fine inside it. I made one more infusion of my morning sencha, just to try out the scallop yunomi, and to enjoy the subtle glowing sheen of the interior glaze under the tea. It's lovely, fits my hand better than I'd hoped, and deserves more photographic attention than I can give it today. But just a quick snap with the phone first:

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Looks nice with the shino kyusu too.

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Re: NEW! TA SO 4 Bill Perrine's Split Fire Pottery

Postby debunix » Jan 18th, '12, 13:27

One question about my new yunomi: is it microwave safe? I think it would make a brilliant cup for hot chocolate as well as for tea, if it is....

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