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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
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Re: 1st post

Postby debunix » May 24th, '12, 21:59

Ken Kang wrote:Image


Wow, what a rock!
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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.
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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
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Re: Ken Kang: 1st post

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

Welcome ! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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:
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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.....
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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!
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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.
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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?
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Re: Ken Kang-Hawaii ceramics

Postby debunix » May 27th, '12, 02:01

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