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Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby FiveStar » Oct 22nd, '13, 11:44

Hello all!

I have several pieces from a young ceramic artist out of Appomattox, VA named Mitch Iburg, and am amazed I haven't seen his name mentioned here. He uses unprocessed, native clay from Virginia, wood-fires, and his work is very down to earth. His feet are all hand carved, rather than turned.

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I'm certain some of you would love his work! My most recent purchase was a shino yunomi that has a nice blast of ash on the lip. Interestingly, it leaks like hagi-yaki! It's getting daily use here at work, brewing chinese greens Grandpa Style, and every time I hit it with hot water I get tiny oozies from the pinholes. They never drip, but merely leave small rings of tannin behind.

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His work can be seen here...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MitchIburgCeramics

And on his blog here...

http://mitchiburgceramics.blogspot.com/
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby FiveStar » Oct 22nd, '13, 11:47

AHHH! Sorry Mods, I was reading about two things at once when I posted this. Can someone please move this to the Teaware forum? My apologies :oops:
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby Chip » Oct 22nd, '13, 11:55

AHHH, nice wares!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby Devoted135 » Oct 25th, '13, 15:24

Very nice! One of those guinomis may have slipped into my cart... :D
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby ShawnP » Oct 25th, '13, 15:36

I've had my eye on his work for a while now, I really need to pull the trigger on a piece.


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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby FiveStar » Oct 26th, '13, 05:36

Nice! Can't wait to hear your impressions. I'm just waiting till the 1st of the month to snag another Yunomi. I believe there was a kiln fired recently, so maybe new work will be on the way soon.
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby kikula » Oct 27th, '13, 10:56

I have an Etsy teawares wishlist and had thought these looked really interesting - it's really nice seeing your great photos. Very good feel to that piece.
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby Devoted135 » Oct 30th, '13, 20:35

Just received my order, and am literally gasping with how beautiful it is! :mrgreen: I appreciated the really fast shipping, and excellent packaging. My indoor lights won't do it justice tonight, so I'll try to take and post some pictures tomorrow.
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby FiveStar » Oct 31st, '13, 12:48

Nice! You didn't happen to snag that one that was side-fired in multiple firings did you? :?

That one was on my "WANT LIKE CRAZY!!!!!!!" list....
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby Devoted135 » Oct 31st, '13, 13:48

Uh oh, I think I might have... :? Sorry! Um, you have great taste?

This guinomi is seriously gorgeous, and holds about 120mL. I love the imprints of the shells! :D
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Re: Mitch Iburg wares, anybody?

Postby FiveStar » Oct 31st, '13, 14:37

Cool! Glad it went to a fellow Teachatter.

Love those shells, and the slip work is great too. Can't wait to see more from Mitch!
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