blairswhitaker wrote:looking at my E-mail they actually posted on the 14th (time flies). I was in the process of picking out a different pot to exchange for one that was slightly smaller than listed, and lamenting that I was not finding anything in the exact size I wanted, and thats when I noticed these beauties, so it was fated for me as well.
David R. wrote:AdamMY wrote:Not that I need another one!
I didn't ! Nevertheless, it may be my first but maybe not my last kyusu from Yamada So... This one is giving me so much pleasure. It has a great "traditional japanese feel" and an incredible craftmanship. It is too early to talk about the quality of the clay, but so far, no unpleasant surprises in this area.
I really thank lionel for making me discover this artist and showing me some of his kyusu first-hand.
David R. wrote:I don't know his exact age but I saw a picture of him recently, and he is young indeed ! He has a great future before him for sure. Having a national living treasure as a grand father must help of course, his father is rather gifted too...
Nice Shigaraki teapot. I don't know if Akira is going to have more soon, so it may be quite a catch. I have tried this kind and it is a great pot.
Alex wrote:There's that 240ml one still left on the site. Anyway after buying such an incredible Kyusu you should be banned from purchasing for at least a month! :p
How's that pot going BTW?
Chip wrote:Garch, please show us your Petr-Yaki!
When a new clay piece arrives, I will give it a smell/taste test with hot water. After I pour the water out I smell the water and the pot. Then I taste the water.
If I am picking up "clay," then I give it either a short soaking or repeated rinsing with hot water.
If this does not work, then a longer soaking may be in order.
I follow the same process with clay cups.