Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud


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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Jan 29th, '12, 06:32

hi,
small holidays and testing winter, skiing, shu/sheng puerh and my infuser cup in one:)
Greetings
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andrzej


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not Aspen or Les Trois Vallees;) but beautiful mountains on Poland/Slovakia border
sample from just opend shop of my friends
http://www.fivestartea.com/en_US/p/1995-Menghai-ShengShu-Aged-Pu-erh/34
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 5th, '12, 13:06

I started to think about my a "close to hagi" glaze. You can see my first step in this direction. I know here on TC a lot of hagi experts/lovers.
I am curious what do you think.
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andrzej
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby debunix » Feb 5th, '12, 13:26

Don't know enough Hagi tradition to make a judgement about the Hagi-ness, but that is a lovely effect with depth to ponder while drinking tea.
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby Chip » Feb 5th, '12, 15:29

Likewise, I am far from an expert. BUT really beautiful effect!

It is a practice for a black or other color layer beneath the final layer in Hagi. This helps/allows the glaze to move and creates contrast and depth.

Often this requires 2 or three firings as layers are applied to create effects. The Ice Split for instance required 3 firings for 3 layers, but the final effect is amazing, though not easy to pull off.
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 6th, '12, 12:19

debunix wrote:Don't know enough Hagi tradition to make a judgement about the Hagi-ness, but that is a lovely effect with depth to ponder while drinking tea.


Debunix thanks for your very encouraging post. If I will end far from "hagiyaki" but with something nice matching for tea I will be happy too.

Chip wrote:Likewise, I am far from an expert. BUT really beautiful effect!

It is a practice for a black or other color layer beneath the final layer in Hagi. This helps/allows the glaze to move and creates contrast and depth.

Often this requires 2 or three firings as layers are applied to create effects. The Ice Split for instance required 3 firings for 3 layers, but the final effect is amazing, though not easy to pull off.


Thanks for you encouraging but also informative post Chip. I did not know about multifirings technic for hagi.

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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby Chip » Feb 6th, '12, 13:35

... Though I would not say these multi firings are common in Hagi, they do occur.
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Feb 24th, '12, 08:51

Chip wrote:... Though I would not say these multi firings are common in Hagi, they do occur.


sure, you didn't :)

btw black houhin from one of my last firing
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 9th, '12, 06:11

news from the kiln
http://aneybo.blogspot.com/2012/03/nowosci-z-pieca.html

sorry but I could not upload pics directly here.
saluto,
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby Petr Novák » Mar 10th, '12, 09:04

The first teapot is wonderful! Congratulations.

Morning sun in morning darjeeling tea...
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 11th, '12, 19:36

Petr,
Thanks for a little "enlightenment" on my tread. Is that really my? I forgot I did not make only whitish in the inside:)
Nice you like my teapot. I like wild nature of clay of all items. It is a mix of different, very grogy clays and one of them (taken from sewage pipe factory!) gives black spots.
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby JBaymore » Mar 11th, '12, 20:44

andrzej,

That "close to Hagi" glaze of yours is looking like a good start.

best,

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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 19th, '12, 08:11

JBaymore wrote:That "close to Hagi" glaze of yours is looking like a good start.

John, thank you very much, but since that time I am still in the same position. I wanted to make it more "shrinking" and singlefired - but result was more even:) I will need more theoretical research but now I have to prepare for some coming fairs;)

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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 19th, '12, 08:24

Some fairs are coming in the end of March so I fast posted new pictures from unloded kiln.
http://aneybo.blogspot.com/2012/03/nowosci-ciag-dalszy.html
thanks for your visit:)
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 30th, '12, 19:55

And Now for Something Completely Different ... texture of a teapot
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Re: Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 30th, '12, 19:59

... and a teapot itself
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