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

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

Postby iannon » Apr 7th, '12, 21:33

Nice as always Michael! I also have been admiring that Simplicity and Elegance Nuka. So "simple" yet so Sublime

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

Postby Chip » Apr 8th, '12, 09:27

Hi Michael, good to see you! Looking forward to seeing the new projects!!! Beautiful new pieces.

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

Postby shyrabbit » Apr 13th, '12, 18:37

Thanks iannon and Chip I appreciate you keeping an eye on my stuff.

Here's today's Shino Glazed Matcha Chawan from this week's firing. It measures 3-1/8" h. x 5-1/8" dia. and was fired to ∆10 (2345F). This piece is half carbon trapped and half not, it never ceases to amaze me how many different little micro environments there can be in a reduction kiln, particularly in a small one.

Thanks for looking,
Michael

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

Postby shyrabbit » Apr 15th, '12, 11:27

Here's Today's Shino Glazed Matcha Chawan fired to ∆10 in reduction. It measures 3-1/2" h. x 5-1/2" dia....I'm heading back to the studio to get ready for the second day of my Printmaking without a Press 1 workshop, some good work being done...Thanks for looking.

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

Postby Chip » Apr 15th, '12, 12:40

Great looking pieces, Michael. These were seperate firings?

Any interior photos?

Thanks!

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

Postby Chip » Apr 15th, '12, 12:44

Oh, this one is (er ... was) very cool carbon trap rutile, "unique."

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

Postby debunix » Apr 15th, '12, 13:13

Whoa!

Did that one even make it to the Etsy shop?

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

Postby Chip » Apr 15th, '12, 13:42

debunix wrote:Whoa!

Did that one even make it to the Etsy shop?

Yeah, blink once and see what we miss!!! :cry:

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

Postby Seeker » Apr 16th, '12, 02:09

Wow - that's a beaut! Did you get it Chip?

If so - can we see more of it?

(very likely I'd have snatched that one)

:mrgreen:

love to see it in use

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

Postby shyrabbit » Apr 19th, '12, 18:01

Thanks for the supportive comments on the Shino, Ash and Rutile glaze Chawan above. This piece went pretty quick to a new collector of my work on Etsy. I will post a few more images of the piece here soon...Here's today's Tenmoku and Nuka glazed Yunomi group. I chose to post this image as it shows how different this glaze combination can be given various surface features and differing glaze thicknesses.

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

Postby debunix » Apr 19th, '12, 21:40

Triple the loveliness.

I just enjoyed a very nice afternoon with their little cousin yesterday, enjoying one of the powerful young shengs that require careful handling to keep them under control--very short infusions, drunk quickly, as they will become bitter if left too long to cool. This one is perfect for that

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

Postby shyrabbit » Apr 22nd, '12, 19:16

Chip wrote:Great looking pieces, Michael. These were seperate firings?

Any interior photos?

Thanks!


Thanks Chip,

Nope, same firing...Here's a link to a few additional images of this piece that I just listed in my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/98171839/ma ... a-ceremony

Thanks again Chip,
Michael

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

Postby shyrabbit » May 13th, '12, 15:14

I'm working with some really minimal glazes...This little cup is glazed only with Feldspar. I used india ink, as a "speed ager", to see what the crazing pattern was like...I will use red iron oxide, cobalt or some other oxides and re-fire to create a permanent pattern. More later...Michael

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

Postby Alex » May 15th, '12, 07:47

shyrabbit wrote:Thanks for the supportive comments on the Shino, Ash and Rutile glaze Chawan above. This piece went pretty quick to a new collector of my work on Etsy. I will post a few more images of the piece here soon...Here's today's Tenmoku and Nuka glazed Yunomi group. I chose to post this image as it shows how different this glaze combination can be given various surface features and differing glaze thicknesses.

Thanks for looking,
Michael
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Wow you got mad skills.

I literally can't choose between those 3 as a favourite. They are all perfectly lovely.

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

Postby shyrabbit » May 15th, '12, 15:22

Thanks Alex for taking the time to look at my works and for commenting here, I truly appreciate it.

Michael

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