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


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

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 7th, '12, 19:29

Here's today's Matcha Tea Bowl, it's glazed with Nuka over Alberta Slip and it was fired to ∆10 (2345F) in reduction in my small gas fired updraft kiln...This Nuka has become my favorite white glaze, works good as a liner...Here's a link to additional images of this piece in my shop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/114337997/ ... eabowl-tea
Thanks for looking...
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » Nov 8th, '12, 01:32

Lovely drippy dreamy wintry appearance.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 11th, '12, 19:02

Here's today's Matcha Chawan, it measures 3-1/8" h. x 5" dia. It's glazed with a new glaze that I'm working on for a commission. It was fired to 2345F in my small gas fired updraft kiln...Many thanks for looking. BTW, it was 8F degrees this morning, high in the San JUan Mountains of SW Colorado...
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 13th, '12, 19:59

Here's Today's Tea Bowl glazed with Carbon Trap Shino over Porcelain slip and stoneware. It was fired to cone 10 in my small kiln. This Chawan will be included in an invitational Shino Show honoring Malcolm Davis who passed away this year. Thanks for looking...

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

Postby ethan » Nov 13th, '12, 20:52

Evocative of movement, abstractions in suspension, the cosomos...cool.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Chip » May 2nd, '13, 21:50

So, after a long absence, I just heard from Michael Coffee, aka the shyrabbit.

Here are some snips ...


Have not been here for awhile, since November of last year...Not enough months left in this year to bring you up to speed on life here in Pagosa Springs, some good and some not so good. As a finale I ended up in the hospital mid March for emergency abdominal colon surgery [snip].

No one can tell me why, just happened and is quite rare, there was nothing I could have done to prevent it. It all happened so fast, went to bed one night feeling fine but by morning the pain was incredible. Off to the emergency room, an ambulance ride to the hospital and surgery an hour later...I spend 7 days in the hospital with 3 in ICU. Doc says he almost lost me on the table...

Life is great and I have a renewed clarity that I think only comes from such events...I'm back working in the studio again with new/fresh Ideas...Thanks Chip for providing a venue for us Tea Artisans, I truly appreciate it.

Michael
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Ps, you will see me around more now...


Glad to hear from Michael, and I am looking forward to his healthy return!
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby debunix » May 3rd, '13, 01:34

I'd wondered why the Etsy listings were not changing much.....so glad to hear that things are getting better.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby GreenwoodStudio » May 3rd, '13, 12:04

I'm glad to hear your feeling better and are back working in the studio. I look forward to seeing your new work, always inspiring.
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby bonjiri » May 4th, '13, 21:49

holy shit michael

glad you're still here with us !

i too had a cycling accident last year, smashed the bike and had difficulty throwing and keeping an open mind etc

so happy you're on your way healing up !

speedy recovery !
looking forward to more of your glaze explorations !
cheers
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » May 5th, '13, 14:03

Many thanks for the well wishes, I truly appreciate it, It's great to be back.

Cory, I know what you mean, a good positive attitude is a key component to recovery from physical trauma, worked for me. I hope your back at it Cory and in the clay again...

Here's today's "Most Unexpected" Ash Tenmoku and Shino Glazed Matcha Chawan fired to ∆10. It measures 3-3/8" h. x 4-7/8" dia. I've used this glaze combination hundreds of times and it's never given this result...? Thousands of minute eddies and rivulets.

Thanks for looking,

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

Postby bonjiri » May 7th, '13, 16:23

michael

yep, i hear you ! take it easy and speedy recovery !
back ! a little rusty but ... haha !

wow ! this piece above is marvelous ! love the rutile rivulets !

awesome !
i'm inspired !
can't wait !

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

Postby debunix » May 7th, '13, 17:02

Makes one eager to see more things from that firing, doesn't it?
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby Seeker » May 8th, '13, 12:42

So glad you pulled through Michael! Well done!
May you be well!
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Re: D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

Postby shyrabbit » May 8th, '13, 17:59

Seeker wrote:So glad you pulled through Michael! Well done!
May you be well!


Many thanks for your well wishes Seeker, they help a lot. I'm a completely different person today, improved if you will, than I was before this all happened.

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

Postby shyrabbit » May 8th, '13, 18:04

bonjiri wrote:michael

yep, i hear you ! take it easy and speedy recovery !
back ! a little rusty but ... haha !

wow ! this piece above is marvelous ! love the rutile rivulets !

awesome !
i'm inspired !
can't wait !

cheers !
c


Cory,

That's the funny thing about the glaze on this piece, it's only shino over ash tenmoku (no rutile), a combo I've used 100's of times. I've never seen this reaction before, I got one other that fired the same. I'm thinking it was in a hot spot and it over fired, it's the only thing I can think of...I've tried to duplicate this effect...no go.

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