Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Artisans share their TeawareArt.

Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby Ken Kang » May 24th, '12, 21:56

My name is Ken Kang, potting in Honolulu, Hawaii for the last 38 years. I was invited here by Cory Lum, good friend and excellent potter. I do cone 10 stoneware in my own converted electric to propane kiln. For the last 15 years my interest in Chanoyu ceramic utensils has taken me in different directions in making ceramic ware. There's lots of satisfaction but for me it is very hard to achieve or come close to perfection, if there is such a thing in Chanoyu ware.
Here are a few pictures of my work. I Make and refinish my own wood covers for my mizusashis and chaires.
Aloha

Attachments
IMG_9790 (640x480).jpg
chaire
IMG_9790 (640x480).jpg (41.81 KiB) Viewed 5704 times
IMG_9670 (640x480).jpg
mizusashi
IMG_9670 (640x480).jpg (63.49 KiB) Viewed 5704 times
124_2436 (640x480).jpg
chawan
124_2436 (640x480).jpg (60.48 KiB) Viewed 5704 times
Last edited by Ken Kang on May 25th, '12, 02:38, edited 1 time in total.
Ken Kang
Posts: 20
Joined: May 18, '12
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Re: 1st post

Postby debunix » May 24th, '12, 21:59

Ken Kang wrote:Image


Wow, what a rock!

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5910
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:

Re: 1st post

Postby Chip » May 24th, '12, 22:11

Welcome to TeaChat. Beautiful Teawares!

Please look for a message from me in your forum message box shortly.

User avatar Chip
Mod/Admin
Posts: 22826
Joined: Apr 22, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: Ken Kang: 1st post

Postby JBaymore » May 24th, '12, 23:49

Ken,

Welcome to TeaChat and the Teaware Artisans community.

Some REALLY nice chadogu pieces you chose to show there as your intro.

best,

....................john

User avatar JBaymore
Posts: 1819
Joined: Sep 15, '09
Location: Wilton, New Hampshire USA

Re: Ken Kang: 1st post

Postby David R. » May 25th, '12, 00:29

Welcome ! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

User avatar David R.
Posts: 1112
Joined: Oct 06, '09
Location: France
Contact David R.:

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby robbie_olive » May 25th, '12, 09:12

debunix wrote:
Ken Kang wrote:Image


Wow, what a rock!


OMG! That's stunning!!! I'd love to have a mizusashi like that! (even the chaire is gorgeous too!).

Thanks Ken for sharing such beautiful sadogu!

User avatar robbie_olive
Posts: 68
Joined: Apr 25, '09
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby shyrabbit » May 25th, '12, 14:45

Welcome Ken,
Dang!....these are nice. I really look forward to see more of your work, very inspired.
Michael
ShyRabbit

User avatar shyrabbit
Posts: 385
Joined: Jun 07, '09
Location: Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA
Contact shyrabbit:

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby Ken Kang » May 25th, '12, 23:45

Wow, thanks for the kind complements. You guys sure inspire me to show more of my work.
Aloha, Ken

Attachments
IMG_8363 (640x427).jpg
chaire
IMG_8363 (640x427).jpg (42.73 KiB) Viewed 5496 times
IMG_0431 (640x478).jpg
chawan
IMG_0431 (640x478).jpg (58.12 KiB) Viewed 5496 times
Ken Kang
Posts: 20
Joined: May 18, '12
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby Chip » May 26th, '12, 00:12

Oh, very cool chawan (all are very cool, but some we must individually be moved by).

But, you must show feetsies! That is the unwritten rule! :mrgreen:

User avatar Chip
Mod/Admin
Posts: 22826
Joined: Apr 22, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby debunix » May 26th, '12, 00:35

Chip wrote:But, you must show feetsies!


The foot fetish runs quite deeply in some of us here.....

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5910
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby AdamMY » May 26th, '12, 00:38

Very Impressive work I have seen so far! I can not wait to see more!

User avatar AdamMY
Posts: 2376
Joined: Jul 22, '09
Location: Capital of the Mitten
Contact AdamMY:

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby Ken Kang » May 26th, '12, 21:57

Chip wrote:Oh, very cool chawan (all are very cool, but some we must individually be moved by).

But, you must show feetsies! That is the unwritten rule! :mrgreen:


Here is the kodai.

Attachments
IMG_0529 (640x478).jpg
kodai
IMG_0529 (640x478).jpg (70.25 KiB) Viewed 5370 times
Ken Kang
Posts: 20
Joined: May 18, '12
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby Chip » May 26th, '12, 22:20

Mahalo for the Koudai photo! Very cool, never saw one like that.

OK, how about the chawan interior, please?

User avatar Chip
Mod/Admin
Posts: 22826
Joined: Apr 22, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby debunix » May 27th, '12, 02:01

And, um.......got etsy? or eBay? or another shopping site?

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5910
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:

Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby Ken Kang » May 27th, '12, 19:08

debunix wrote:And, um.......got etsy? or eBay? or another shopping site?

Sorry, no online shopping site only local gallery. I'm thinking about etsy but maybe later.

Ken Kang
Posts: 20
Joined: May 18, '12
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii


Today's Poll



Community

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest