John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

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

Postby JBaymore » May 13th, '13, 13:27

This chawan is now in the permanent collection of the Pottery Capital Museum in Yixing, China. It has a wood ash glaze on the exterior, with a pooling rutile crystalline glaze on the interior, and with burnish gold accents in and out.

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

Postby AdamMY » May 13th, '13, 14:04

Mother Lode indeed! Two beatuful chawans, glad to see they got really nice homes in a museum where they will be cared for and saved for future generations to see!

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

Postby NPE » May 13th, '13, 16:52

Phwooooar :shock: :lol: sorry - words cannot describe those chawans adequately

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

Postby hopeofdawn » May 13th, '13, 17:46

Beautiful photos--and pots! Thanks so much for sharing. Though I must confess, it seems a little sad that all those gorgeous teapots are forever stuck behind glass, never to be used to brew tea ...

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

Postby JBaymore » May 13th, '13, 18:10

hopeofdawn wrote:Though I must confess, it seems a little sad that all those gorgeous teapots are forever stuck behind glass, never to be used to brew tea ...


Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

I do have the same sense of "loss" you mention (above) when my works like these Chawan go into cases in museums. While a great honor, for sure,........ these bowls were made carefully with great consideration to be well suited to actual Chanoyu use. Likely they will never see the life which they were born to live. So in that sense....... a little bittersweet.

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

Postby JBaymore » Jun 3rd, '13, 22:33

AdamMY wrote:Mother Lode indeed! Two beatuful chawans, glad to see they got really nice homes in a museum where they will be cared for and saved for future generations to see!


NPE wrote:Phwooooar :shock: :lol: sorry - words cannot describe those chawans adequately


hopeofdawn wrote:Beautiful photos--and pots! Thanks so much for sharing. Though I must confess, it seems a little sad that all those gorgeous teapots are forever stuck behind glass, never to be used to brew tea ...



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Thanks Adam, NPE, and Hopeofdawn,... I was really trying to get that quartz and gold vein look working.... and it seems like it is pretty effective.

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

Postby andrzej bero » Jun 5th, '13, 13:58

so beautiful chawan

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

Postby ethan » Jun 5th, '13, 14:25

besides looking so good, I think holding it would be very comfortable

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John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby debunix » Jun 5th, '13, 15:15

ethan wrote:besides looking so good, I think holding it would be very comfortable


Yes. I love the tactile sensations of thick crawling shino glazes--interesting but soft.

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

Postby Chip » Jun 5th, '13, 15:34

debunix wrote:
ethan wrote:besides looking so good, I think holding it would be very comfortable


Yes. I love the tactile sensations of thick crawling shino glazes--interesting but soft.

As always, thanks for your posts debunix!

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

Postby JBaymore » Jun 8th, '13, 14:15

debunix wrote:
ethan wrote:besides looking so good, I think holding it would be very comfortable


Yes. I love the tactile sensations of thick crawling shino glazes--interesting but soft.


Thanks, ethan and deb and andrez. The exterior does have a nice soft feel. The textural interior of this bowl is quite smooth for whisking purposes even though the visual is dramatic. A heavily crawled (or any other major texture) glaze there is a real problem for actual Chanoyu use.... which I design the bowls for. Kills whisks.

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

Postby JBaymore » Jun 8th, '13, 14:19

I'm pleased to share here that the following Chawan is one of the two of my bowls that were just accepted into the 2013 Kansas City National Teabowl competition/exhibition. It is American style raku. Forming is pinched and then carved in the Japanese-type traditional raku bowl method.

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

Postby debunix » Jun 8th, '13, 14:40

Ooh. Neat textural effects like a 'wave' in that image: was that carved, or a random result of the pinching process?

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

Postby JBaymore » Jun 9th, '13, 20:54

deb,

The "wave" is applied fine grained slip clay painted over the rough raku clay body. Creates contrast in surface through the overlying glaze coating.

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John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

Postby debunix » Jun 9th, '13, 22:16

Nice effect, and cool to know how it was done!

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