debunix wrote:Odd: my Eiichi cup has suddenly become a leaker. I've used it for at least 5 or 6 sessions, and this was the first time I noticed a leak. Most of those sessions, I'd kept it sitting on my bamboo tea tray, which is often wet due to my sloppy kettle handling, so I might have missed minor leakage, but after a previous leak report, I deliberately filled it and set it over a piece of paper for several hours--no leak.
Now, leaking, and right from the middle of the base.
I'll be heading off for the leaker topic momentarily to deal with this, but meanwhile, I'm curious: how unusual is it for a hagi to display a leak only after it's been used a few times?
Not unusual, think of it as possibly dislodging a few grains of sand, or possibly just the right thermal conditions to open up a normally more closed passage way.
But I have my own question, and I am trying to remember exactly how the Biwa SO performed to try and answer this. But I know with the more solid looking glazes if the pieces have giant cracks/ holes in the glaze or the piece shows any sign of leaking it often stains quite quickly. I am incredibly eager to see how the Kohiku stains, especially as it seems to have somewhat fine crackling in the glaze.
But if I recall from the biwa, these lighter much more transparent glazes seem quite resistant to staining, until suddenly they look ancient.