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 19th, '13, 18:00

Chip wrote:Cool finger grooves!


Thanks Chip,
I think the grooves really shows the motion of the wheel when the pieces were created...

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

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 19th, '13, 18:02

debunix wrote:Gorgeous cup. And those ridges look highly functional--protective against scorched fingers.


Thank you debunix,

I will have to do a test to see, if in fact, the ridges act to insulate the fingers from scorching...I will let you know.

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

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 19th, '13, 18:11

Hi,
This piece is from my private collection of my work, I decided to let it go out into the world.

Here's a link to my Etsy shop with a few more images:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/169873236/ ... mi-tea-cup?

Many Thanks for looking...

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

Postby debunix » Nov 19th, '13, 23:46

Here today, gone today. Seems like its beauty was appropriately appreciated.

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

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 20th, '13, 17:54

debunix wrote:Here today, gone today. Seems like its beauty was appropriately appreciated.


Thanks debunix, It did go to a good home...

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

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 20th, '13, 18:02

Hi,
Here is another piece from my private collection of my work, I decided to let this go out into the worlds as well...

Here's a link to my Etsy shop with a few more images:
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/162620465

Many Thanks for looking...

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

Postby debunix » Nov 20th, '13, 19:43

That one stayed up long enough for me to see and admire it greatly as well. It is gorgeous, and makes one wonder what wonders you have replace it with in your personal collection.

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

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Nov 21st, '13, 02:59

shyrabbit wrote:Hi,
Here is another piece from my private collection of my work, I decided to let this go out into the worlds as well...

Here's a link to my Etsy shop with a few more images:
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/162620465

Many Thanks for looking...

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Many Thanks for looking...


Didn't expect that one to last long, very nice piece! Also, sincere thanks for giving those of us here in TeaChat a heads up to any new pieces. I sometimes forget to check in on Etsy. I'm working to remedy that. :)

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

Postby Chip » Nov 21st, '13, 12:53

Good thing I am not a talented potter such as Michael ... I would hoard all the best and not have food to eat. As I was a starving artist, I would admire the beauties on the shelves. :mrgreen:

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

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 21st, '13, 15:35

Many thanks for all the kind words debunk, 茶藝-TeaArt08 and Chip, I do appreciate it.

I have to let some of the work go as I feel the need to have it out there and share what I've enjoyed for so long. I know it may sound a bit strange to collect one's own work but the way I work, glaze and fire allows for work that I can appreciate just as though I'm looking a someone else's work. I mostly consider myself a facilitator, helping in the process of being the work to fruition.

Thanks again for the comments,

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

Postby shyrabbit » Nov 21st, '13, 17:15

Hi,
Here is another piece from my private collection of my work, I decided to let this go out into the worlds as well...

It's the subtle faceting on this LARGE Yunomi that caused the glaze to flow in a manner that renders what I see as Snow Covered Pine Tree in a Forest.

Many Thanks for looking...

Here's a link to my Etsy shop with a few more images:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/170042819/ ... cha-chawan?

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

Postby andrzej bero » Nov 23rd, '13, 15:40

Michael, what a great occasions you give to people.The lucky ones.

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

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Dec 2nd, '13, 23:36

Michael, I posted this in "not my teaware...." but wanted to share it here as well. I really appreciate the aesthetic of your work!:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/166501940/s ... =related-0

What I appreciate about many, if not all, shyrabbit's pieces is their subtlety. The pieces have interest, variety, and yet also do no overpower one. His pieces are often understated and yet complex and elegant. In effect his pieces are a bit like the paintings of Ni Zan, subtle, empty, yet full; they don't attack one's senses but allow a lingering gaze.

His work reminds me of this passage from Francois Jullien's In Praise Of Blandness: "The greatest work of art is the one that will at first be overlooked, the one nobody will even notice." Such a work is the expression of an equilibrium in which "the most contradictory qualities...breathe" in unison. Just as with the bland work of art, it is necessary to "contemplate [classic works] over a long period," "for them to surrender their deepest significance," "so secret is their inner vibration." Then, behind their "apparent aloofness" one may discover "their most exquisite quality": their "reserve." (Francois Jullien, In Praise of Blandness)

Blessings!

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

Postby debunix » Dec 3rd, '13, 02:43

茶藝-TeaArt08 wrote:What I appreciate about many, if not all, shyrabbit's pieces is their subtlety.


I agree entirely. I was just enjoying this little cup again two days ago....

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It has an amazingly subtle but somehow brilliant and metallic finish. It's a great cup to relax with.

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

Postby JRS22 » Dec 3rd, '13, 12:10

shyrabbit wrote:
debunix wrote:Gorgeous cup. And those ridges look highly functional--protective against scorched fingers.


Thank you debunix,

I will have to do a test to see, if in fact, the ridges act to insulate the fingers from scorching...I will let you know.

Michael
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I just ordered one so I'll be able o test the impact of the ridges also.

It's my first Shyrabbit piece so I'm very excited!

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