NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII


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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Fuut » Jan 14th, '14, 12:50

From a consisting entirely out of Japanese ceramics my collection now features ceramics in styles originating from/in Japan. Big difference:D
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby JRS22 » Jan 14th, '14, 17:44

Chip wrote:Beautiful wares! We own many of Michael's creations and marvel each time they are used at the intricacy of his pieces. You will enjoy them immensely for sure!


I recently purchased 2 yunomi from Shyrabbit and I think part of why they're such a pleasure to use is that the intricacy, at least in my pieces, comes from the depth of the shape and the glaze and the way they merge. That's why I think of them as usable art rather than crafts.

I'm drinking Yancha more frequently simply to use these cups.

I just noticed that Shyrabbit has a bio and studio photos on his Etsy page.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby chrl42 » Jan 14th, '14, 22:56

Fuut wrote:Last night i let myself go..

These 2 haven't even been shipped out yet, but i couldn't stop looking at the photo's today so I'll share them here too:)

Better and in-my-hand pictures incoming:)

My first purchases from any potter outside of Japan. Shy rabbit, I've heard a lot and when i coincidentally stumbled on his store and just couldn't hold myself from making an account and purchasing these.

Love pink-ish glazes,

I heard they have that color at relatively lower temp, darn hard to fire since the temperature required is quite narrow and fixed

In China those low-fired pink (Yan Zhi) glaze is said to be harder to fire than high-fired Tian Qing or Hei You.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Jan 15th, '14, 03:05

Fuut wrote:Last night i let myself go..

These 2 haven't even been shipped out yet, but i couldn't stop looking at the photo's today so I'll share them here too:)

Better and in-my-hand pictures incoming:)

My first purchases from any potter outside of Japan. Shy rabbit, I've heard a lot and when i coincidentally stumbled on his store and just couldn't hold myself from making an account and purchasing these.


Congratulations!! Very nice pieces. I sincerely appreciate Shyrabbit's pieces and look forward to seeing some shots of these pieces with tea in them.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Fuut » Jan 22nd, '14, 10:58

Thank you all for the nice comments.

About 2 hours ago i spotted 2 more and just bought them both, couldn't resist. One of the better glazed wares I've seen in while (and not up for a long and rising auction).

Please share your thoughts :)

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NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 22nd, '14, 12:16

A gingerbread house incarnate!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '14, 13:32

I woulda swooped had they been smaller. :mrgreen:

While a larger cup makes for a larger and often more dramatic "canvas," I usually prefer smaller cups for tea, which unfortunately puts most Yunomi out of range. Having said that, I used a 9 ounce (270) ml) wan today ... I think it is a combination of size and shape.

Of course, this is all personal preference!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 22nd, '14, 15:01

I started out drinking large western-style infusions from large mugs, learned about multiple infusions and gongfu brewing, and acquired a lot of smaller cups, and then one large beautiful chawan sitting lonely on the shelf taught me that large cups and chawans don't have to be filled with each infusion to be enjoyed.

Now I'm more flexible on size, which has not helped the tea budget or the space on the tea shelves, but just yesterday a tea-buddy at work confessed that her cup was broken, so room was made for one more on the shelf....
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '14, 15:36

debunix wrote:I started out drinking large western-style infusions from large mugs, learned about multiple infusions and gongfu brewing, and acquired a lot of smaller cups, and then one large beautiful chawan sitting lonely on the shelf taught me that large cups and chawans don't have to be filled with each infusion to be enjoyed.

Now I'm more flexible on size, which has not helped the tea budget or the space on the tea shelves, but just yesterday a tea-buddy at work confessed that her cup was broken, so room was made for one more on the shelf....

Yeah, I am weird ... maybe.

I frequently use and enjoy a "wan" (bowl smaller than a chawan) filled less than halfway, often much less as I did this morning with Shira Hagi SO.

But for some reason I have not been able to use and enjoy a perhaps equal volume Yunomi filled less than halfway +/-. However if the Yunomi is flared somewhat like "Snowdrift" Hagi SO, then I am fine.

Is it any wonder that Hagi SOs were more often wan types than Yunomi? :mrgreen:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '14, 15:38

... fortunately some artisans including Shyrabbit (since we are discussing his Yunomi, sort of) also make small yunomi!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Fuut » Jan 22nd, '14, 16:13

Oeh. I didn't say but the one above and below are like Chip said from Shyrabbit. To be honest i'm really curious to holding one of these. Can't wait to try them.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby yalokinh » Jan 22nd, '14, 19:09

debunix wrote:A gingerbread house incarnate!


I was thinking a kind of sea foam-sand thing, but gingerbread works better!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Jan 22nd, '14, 21:30

We'll definitely need to follow the progress of this one to see how the interior takes to tea--will crackles appear in the tiny snowy billows?
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '14, 22:07

Nevertheless, it sure is ... purty!

Coincidentally, sort of. Two sencha sessions ...

First featured Shibuya Deishi kyusu and wan with Uji Sencha Premium Grade, asamushi. You can see the level in the wan is quite low. This does not phase me in the least. I am guessing the wan holds 12 ounces (360 ml) or more.

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Second featured Mukuhara Kashun kyusu and "small" Yunomi (holds around 5 ounces (150 ml) and Yuzamashi with Sae Midori. This works for me. A typical steep will fill the Yunomi around 3/4 or so.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Stentor » Jan 23rd, '14, 05:54

Beautiful, Chip. I love Deishi's work. What's the size on the kyusu? Looks smallish for a Hagi kyusu.

The Kashun pieces are nice as well. The yunomi looks very "grippy" and I bet the flared lip makes it comfortable to drink from. Nice balance of form and function.

I agree that a cylindrical yunomi hast to be filled to 1/2 at least, otherwise it just doesn't feel right for some reason. With more tapered vessels it's less of an issue. It's all subjective, though, and occasionally I will drink a small amount from a large yunomi.
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