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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby Chip » Apr 24th, '13, 16:59

Too bad about the time conflicyt, John!

Good luck, nevertheless!!!
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » Apr 28th, '13, 21:04

Sorry I've been away for a while. It has been a very tough week. On Saturday morning 4/27/13 at 12:30 AM, my father, John Robert Baymore Jr., passed away after a week long battle after having emergency major abdominal surgery on Monday evening 4/22. He was 94. My wife and I were with him all week, and in his very last moments.

He was a World War II verteran, serving as a Staff Sargent and Military Police officer in the 1st Army Dvision. He was in the Normandy Invasion, and once found himself alone behind enemy lines on a motorcycle during the Battle of the Bulge. A musician, he was the director of the 1st Army Band while in Europe. He worked for himself as an interior decorator, specializing in fine wallcoverings and detailed painting work. An amazing golfer since his 40's, up until shortly before his death, he was still able to shoot his age.

Visitation and funeral services will be at 10 AM at the Tuttle Funeral Home on Route 10 W in Randolph, NJ on Tuesday 4/30/13. Donations in lieu of flowers can go to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby Chip » Apr 28th, '13, 21:17

Sorry for you loss, John. It was very good that you were able to be with him through his time of passing.
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » May 4th, '13, 09:26

Thanks Chip.

I am writing this from Yixing!

I do the first of two presentations tomorrow. This one is about my life and work.

best,

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby bonjiri » May 4th, '13, 21:46

john,

very sorry about your loss
heartfelt sympathies go out to your families

take care
aloha
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » May 6th, '13, 11:53

Thanks Cory. It is hard. Being here in Yixing presenting and learning is helping in some ways....... distractions.... but likely is delaying the grief process too.

best,

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » May 6th, '13, 12:00

On a positive note here (of which my dad would have been proud) ............................

Today after my major lecture presentation I was formally appointed as Visiting Professor at the Wuxi Institute of Arts and Technology in Yixing. This is a great honor for me.

I also now have my pieces in the permanent collection of the Yixing Ceramics Museum and the Pottery Capital of China Museum.

And I have three new Yixing teapots......... pretty darn nice ones.

Needless to say ..... it has been a great trip!

best,

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby shyrabbit » May 6th, '13, 18:38

Hi John,

I echo Cory's sentiments on your loss...

Also, congrat's on your appointment...Bitter Sweet, I'm sure.

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » May 7th, '13, 02:48

shyrabbit wrote:Hi John,

I echo Cory's sentiments on your loss...

Also, congrat's on your appointment...Bitter Sweet, I'm sure.

Michael


Thanks Michael...... yeah is is very bittersweet. Wish he had lived to see that. Wish he had just lived..........

best,

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

PS: Sitting in Pudong Airport in Shanghai......waiting to head home.
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby bonjiri » May 7th, '13, 16:24

john !

WOW !

CONGRATULATIONS !

WHAT AN HONOR !

great news !

can't wait to see your new yi xing acquisitions too !

when you back stateside ? still in japan ?
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby Seeker » May 8th, '13, 12:38

Hi John,
I send my best wishes to you in facing all the ripples that arise from your loss. I'm so sorry for your loss, and may you ride your grieving process as easily and smoothly as possible.
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » May 10th, '13, 22:03

Here is a link to about 300 images from my recent trip to be a Guest and presenter at the 7th Yixing, China Ceramic Art and Culture Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 83bc14d230

LOTS of teapot images there :wink: .

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » May 10th, '13, 22:03

Thanks Cory and Seeker.

best,

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby debunix » May 10th, '13, 22:56

Some truly stunning pots.
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby JBaymore » May 13th, '13, 13:23

This chawan is now in the permanent collection of the Yixing Ceramics Museum in Yixing, China. It is a named bowl... and I called it "Mother Lode ". The inlay of the burnish gold luster is reminiscent of the way that gold will vein in seams of white quartz.

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