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Postby Lionel » Feb 18th, '12, 12:13

Tead Off,
I am discovering the work of Hong Seong-il...Fabulous teapots !
Are some still available ?
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Re: Tead Off, TEAWARE ONLINE

Postby Tead Off » Feb 18th, '12, 13:53

Lionel wrote:Tead Off,
I am discovering the work of Hong Seong-il...Fabulous teapots !
Are some still available ?

Yes, indeed. Everything that is not marked sold is available. Please have a look and send a PM if there is anything you are interested in.

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/458415/1 ... l?h=8ab0ad
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Postby Tead Off » Feb 23rd, '12, 01:35

I am going to introduce another Korean potter whose work reflects the quintessential aesthetic of the Korean potters who work primarily in porcelain. His name is Yi Yong Cheol. He lives in Gwangju which is in the Southeast portion of South Korea not far from Boseong where Hong Seong il lives. In fact, they are friends and Seong il introduced his work to me.

Yong Cheol's teaware is fired in electric or gas kilns. His glazes include white, celadon, tenmokku, and, a copper glaze, among others. His work is masterful, delicately created, and serene for the most part. All his teapots are multi-holed with smooth precise pours. The work is very affordable and I'm pleased to have him on my site. I hope we can show him a rousing welcome by snapping up many of his works.
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Postby Chip » Feb 23rd, '12, 01:45

Spock wrote:... fascinating ...

I agree with Spock. :mrgreen:

When will this be happening?
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Postby Tead Off » Feb 23rd, '12, 04:01

Chip wrote:
Spock wrote:... fascinating ...

I agree with Spock. :mrgreen:

When will this be happening?

All the photos are prepared. Just waiting for some questions to be answered. I'm hoping by the time you wake up, it will be Christmas!
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Postby Tead Off » Feb 23rd, '12, 09:48

And now to introduce Yi Yong Cheol teapots.

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/458415/1 ... e?h=8ab0ad
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Re: Tead Off, TEAWARE ONLINE

Postby Chip » Feb 23rd, '12, 11:49

Tead Off wrote:
Chip wrote:
Spock wrote:... fascinating ...

I agree with Spock. :mrgreen:

When will this be happening?

All the photos are prepared. Just waiting for some questions to be answered. I'm hoping by the time you wake up, it will be Christmas!

Someone stole my Christmas present! :cry:
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Postby Tead Off » Feb 23rd, '12, 12:09

Chip wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
Chip wrote:
Spock wrote:... fascinating ...

I agree with Spock. :mrgreen:

When will this be happening?

All the photos are prepared. Just waiting for some questions to be answered. I'm hoping by the time you wake up, it will be Christmas!

Someone stole my Christmas present! :cry:

Oh, I think there must be more than 1 present there! There are a number of pots I could be very happy living with.

Hopefully, tomorrow or the next day, I will receive photos of the cups and servers.
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Postby Chip » Feb 23rd, '12, 19:43

Yes, I am sure ... but the one was an instant, "I like it" ... I will have to look again. :mrgreen:

And will be looking forward to seeing the other items as well.
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Re: Tead Off, TEAWARE ONLINE

Postby Chip » Feb 23rd, '12, 19:51

"buncheong clay" ... what is it? How does it compare to the onggi clay?

Thanks.
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Postby Drax » Feb 23rd, '12, 22:14

Great stuff, I was very interested to see a kyuusu like object that was around 100mL... very unusual! Japanese kyuusus tend to run on the much larger end...
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Postby Tead Off » Feb 23rd, '12, 22:44

Chip wrote:"buncheong clay" ... what is it? How does it compare to the onggi clay?

Thanks.

According to Seong il, Buncheong clay is similar to onggi clay in color and may have similar properties. I will try to get a better description of it. The clay is different than the Buncheong style which people may be familiar with. Buncheong style uses slip to glaze the famous tea bowls, giving them a particular look and feel. Seong il will make Buncheong bowls and is trying to make teapots, too. Hopefully, this will be included in the lineup.

I will be posting more Seong il works soon. Onggi teapots, 100ml, wonderful tea trays, tea bowls, and, more.
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Postby Tead Off » Feb 23rd, '12, 22:51

Drax wrote:Great stuff, I was very interested to see a kyuusu like object that was around 100mL... very unusual! Japanese kyuusus tend to run on the much larger end...

Korean style teapots often have side handles but are quite different than Japanese kyusu. Often, the Korean ones are bigger, longer, more robust. Because we are avid tea drinkers, both the potters, myself, and, many of the posters on Teachat, appreciate smaller pots for either drinking alone or with a friend or 2. They also make much larger pots similar to Japanese sizes, but, here, I am requesting and offering more intimate sizes for the conscientious tea drinker. Buyers can request larger sizes if that is what interests them and I'll provide choices for them.

Thanks for the support of all!
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Re: Tead Off, TEAWARE ONLINE

Postby JRS22 » Feb 23rd, '12, 23:00

Tead Off wrote:I will be posting more Seong il works soon. Onggi teapots, 100ml, wonderful tea trays, tea bowls, and, more.


If those 100 ml onggi pots are as gorgeous as the larger onggi pots I need to start working on my justification. I know I deserve these pots, but i dont know exactly why.
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Postby iannon » Feb 23rd, '12, 23:22

JRS22 wrote:
Tead Off wrote:I will be posting more Seong il works soon. Onggi teapots, 100ml, wonderful tea trays, tea bowls, and, more.


If those 100 ml onggi pots are as gorgeous as the larger onggi pots I need to start working on my justification. I know I deserve these pots, but i dont know exactly why.

Cause you are good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like you!
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