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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » May 6th, '13, 08:59

I might need to try that. To think if only whoever slip-glued the spout on had just taken one moment to smooth the hole... lol thy were probably working so fast no one cared.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby the_economist » May 6th, '13, 15:01

Great job biohorn! I should probably try to clean up the spouts of my pots too but I'm a coward...

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby lordsbm » May 7th, '13, 20:28

This could become my first Yixing :lol: Should enter the kiln today, if turns out well I should be buying it.

Got this from the seller, should end up a 200ml, qing hui ni, semi-handmade.
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edit: Opps this should be a duan :lol:

here's the qing hui :lol:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » May 7th, '13, 22:07

200ml? Wow, I didn't think the clay would shrink that much. Looks to be about 500ml now before firing.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby BioHorn » May 7th, '13, 22:16

futurebird wrote:I might need to try that. To think if only whoever slip-glued the spout on had just taken one moment to smooth the hole... lol thy were probably working so fast no one cared.

The pot can take the rigor of grinding. It is quite resistant! If you do it, please share the outcome. In this case, the widening of the lid hole seemed to have the biggest effect (even though the interior spout widening help quite a bit.)

I reloaded the pot again and am having another round of yancha "espresso!"

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby lordsbm » May 7th, '13, 22:30

tingjunkie wrote:200ml? Wow, I didn't think the clay would shrink that much. Looks to be about 500ml now before firing.


Asian hands are much smaller. That could likely be a lady's hand :lol: Normal shrink is 15-20% right?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » May 7th, '13, 23:16

Sure, why not? :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby bagua7 » May 8th, '13, 02:16

Still, that pot doesn't look like a 200mL regardless of how big the hand is. 500mL at least.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby lordsbm » May 8th, '13, 02:39

bagua7 wrote:Still, that pot doesn't look like a 200mL regardless of how big the hand is. 500mL at least.


:lol: no point arguing, wait for the finish product, that's the real truth. should be ready in 3 days.

Edit:
Found a qing hui shi piao on YS. Apparently the contraction is 45-55%. If you use my hand (asian male) in that photo, the width likely 10cm. At 50% contract, it's 5cm width isn't it? :lol:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » May 8th, '13, 04:26

what kind of clay is it?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby lordsbm » May 8th, '13, 04:40

futurebird wrote:what kind of clay is it?


Taken from YS
http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... roduct=769

Qing Hui Ni clay comes from the Fudong township of Yixing in Jiangsu province. This clay comes from an older mine that was mined out in the 1980's, clay is kept and sold by the township itself to raise funds. This is a porous clay of exquisite quality with a high degree of crystallization. It brews tea that is soft, smooth, andgreat tasting. Over time brewing tea gives the teapot a highly pleasing bright and shiny patina! The clay is highly porous and will build character as it ages.

Edit:
This clay seems to be of different color in different lighting. I would have prefer to buy this, but the price is not worth risky with my agent's current level of service :lol:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 859718462&

Look at the feedback in the below item, some posted their own photos of the pot.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 785986978&

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » May 8th, '13, 07:28

the photos in feedback look better than the seller's photos. :?:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby lordsbm » May 8th, '13, 08:39

futurebird wrote:the photos in feedback look better than the seller's photos. :?:


:lol: I feel the same too.

I same the feedback photo and wanted that, but this one I'm getting is about 1/2 the price and around 200ml is more suitable for my drinking habit.

The next one I'm gonna try find is a burnt duan :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TIM » May 9th, '13, 14:53

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Been awhile... and since there are many new members here, lets have some fun. Anyone can guess what this is? Made, Clay, Year etc?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby AdamMY » May 9th, '13, 15:05

TIM wrote:Image

Been awhile... and since there are many new members here, lets have some fun. Anyone can guess what this is? Made, Clay, Year etc?


Making a guess Modern ( past 10 years or so). A Hong ni clay mixed with a fair bit of Grog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grog_%28clay%29 for the spotted effect.

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