NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

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

Postby Chip » Feb 10th, '14, 18:47

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AdamMY wrote:
bonjiri wrote:sharing a fun new chawan i made

will test drive her this afternoon

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mixed some indigo ash. wondering if the ash / biidoro was affected ?

have a wonderful day !

cory


I dear say that is a levitating site! How did you get it to hover like that? I always enjoy how you carve the bottom of the chawan to give it a floating appearance, but this one seriously does look like it is floating.

Great chawan, and great biidoro!

Pro photographer + magical potter = photos like that. :wink:

Thus, it is a spectacular Chawan magically photographed.

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

Postby bonjiri » Feb 10th, '14, 22:37

Chip wrote:Image

AdamMY wrote:
bonjiri wrote:sharing a fun new chawan i made

will test drive her this afternoon

chawanYellowBiidoroSML.jpg


mixed some indigo ash. wondering if the ash / biidoro was affected ?

have a wonderful day !

cory


I dear say that is a levitating site! How did you get it to hover like that? I always enjoy how you carve the bottom of the chawan to give it a floating appearance, but this one seriously does look like it is floating.

Great chawan, and great biidoro!

Pro photographer + magical potter = photos like that. :wink:

Thus, it is a spectacular Chawan magically photographed.


@adamMY many thanks ! actually the foot makes it possible and making the photograph w/ a kicker small light below. thanks !

@chip humble thanks ! LOL ! levitation... its my goal when i create chawan ! haha ! but seriously i like to create chawan that give the illusion they are lighter than air ... #levitation ! #levitating HUMBLE THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS ! MAHALO !

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

Postby Fuut » Feb 11th, '14, 09:19

Wew,.. i was watching these not a 2 days ago on Etsy:o Very nice though unfortunately way out of my price range. How come millionaires are there but not collect these gems. I mean I'm far from using every chawan i have and i don't make money at all :? but i wish i had the money to collect all of them. Nice pieces.

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

Postby TIM » Feb 11th, '14, 16:48

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My first Abalone glaze cupping sets are finally in action. Specially made for aged or roasted tea :D Happy Tea Day!

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

Postby AdamMY » Feb 16th, '14, 13:29

I have been on a bit of a teaware drought lately. Been holding off for some special pieces, but I gave in yesterday and these lovelies will soon be on their way to me. :mrgreen:

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Oh... the yohen!

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

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 16th, '14, 13:42

I'm transitioning to a new job, which means I haven't had as much time to peruse the forum as I'd normally like. But I finally managed to have a (brief) moment of good light, and thought I'd snap a couple pics of my newest Petr acquisitions, even if they are several months old at this point ...

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Both teapot and teaboat are Petr's work, obviously. When I saw them both, I just couldn't resist, and I think they look amazing together. The teapot, especially, has really surprised me--it started out more of a charcoal black/gray, but has really absorbed the stain on the tea I've brewed in it. But the gray-white spot stays lighter, as does the lovely unglazed interior. The color on the teaboat is not very accurate in the picture, unfortunately--it's actually a lovely treebark-brown, with a black interior, as if it had been carved out of a half-burnt piece of wood.

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This one is an older, slightly larger pot, that has become one of my favorites. And proof that not only yixing pots can pick up a lovely patina--after a year or so of brewing, it really shines.

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

Postby debunix » Feb 16th, '14, 16:25

Your post reminded me of the tradition of pouring tea over the pot, and as I started a session with the last of the Nannuo puerh from Mandarin's Tea Room (TC OTTI #5), I poured the flash rinse and a couple more quick infusions over my treebark pot, and and the scent rising from the wet pot was incredible. It's worth doing for that alone!

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

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Feb 17th, '14, 02:52

hopeofdawn,

The tea boat is really stunning and unexpected. There's are an interesting interplay between the differing barky textures. Among the various tea boats I've seen of Mirka's or Petr's, that one is very special. Enjoy!

Blessings!

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

Postby Stentor » Feb 17th, '14, 03:02

Adam, I love this type of Hokujo kyusu. It is on my "Someday..." list :)
Hope to see more of it ;)

Hopeofdawn, individually, these are some of the most impressive pieces of teaware I have ever seen. In combination, they are incredible!

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

Postby Saladin » Feb 19th, '14, 17:18

Another crummy wet day here in the PNW.... so I'm warming up with some çay.

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

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 20th, '14, 03:08

Stentor, Teart, Debunix--thank you for the kind words! Petr's pots have definitely become favorites of mine, so I'm glad other people like them. :)

And wow, Saladin--what a beautifully warm cup! It looks the perfect shape to curl your fingers around on a cold day.

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

Postby Saladin » Feb 20th, '14, 14:54

hopeofdawn wrote:Stentor, Teart, Debunix--thank you for the kind words! Petr's pots have definitely become favorites of mine, so I'm glad other people like them. :)

And wow, Saladin--what a beautifully warm cup! It looks the perfect shape to curl your fingers around on a cold day.



Hey thanks, it's another from Mashiko. Has a great handshake.

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

Postby Fuut » Feb 21st, '14, 13:56

Very nice, it reminded me of other typical colors and forms from Mashiko.

Also the wooden like exterior of the pot and bowl above, are quiet stunning. I haven't seen it before. Could you redirect me to his website? If he has one:)

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

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 26th, '14, 06:19

Fuut wrote:Very nice, it reminded me of other typical colors and forms from Mashiko.

Also the wooden like exterior of the pot and bowl above, are quiet stunning. I haven't seen it before. Could you redirect me to his website? If he has one:)


Hi Fuut--if you're referring to my treebark pots, Petr Novak makes them. You can find him in the Teaware Artisans topic, or if you want to see what he has available, you can always do what I do and Google 'Petr Novak Picasa' to see his 'available now' album. :)

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

Postby yalokinh » Feb 26th, '14, 18:17

Also don't forget, if you have something specific in mind, Petr does take custom orders. But they tend to take a while since he does a few firings a year, but they are sooooo worth it.

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