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

by Chip » Jan 24th, '13, 17:52

New (sort of) Kyusu from Touju. It is clay, but whimsically mimics tetsubin complete with "hobnail." Great, functional kyusu. Some artisans focus on function, some on form, Touju does a great balancing act with form and function.

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

by Jspigs » Jan 26th, '13, 01:12

I recently picked this teapot up. I love the (for lack of a better term) Layered crackle glaze. From what little I can find on it, it seems the glaze is called "ice cracked glaze." It came with six matching cups.

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

by debunix » Jan 26th, '13, 10:36

I love those layered crystalline glazes--it's gorgeous.

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

by Drax » Jan 26th, '13, 10:48

Neat, Jspigs! The style reminds me of some celadon cups that I have that were called 'turtle shell' (not sure if that's an official term or not) -- but I've only seen that type in the typical celadon green and not this tan or beige color. Very nice!

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

by tenuki » Jan 27th, '13, 15:36

Chip wrote:New (sort of) Kyusu from Touju. It is clay, but whimsically mimics tetsubin complete with "hobnail." Great, functional kyusu. Some artisans focus on function, some on form, Touju does a great balancing act with form and function.

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Oh, I like that!

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

by Chip » Jan 28th, '13, 00:33

Thank you kindly, tenuki

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

by yalokinh » Feb 27th, '13, 01:18

achyle wrote:
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Here's my Gyo set made by Shimizu Ken from Hojo


Gah, sooo jealous. Does it really affect the water that much?

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

by debunix » Mar 9th, '13, 21:49

I've been scouting several online sources for just the right Bizen cup for quite a while. I wanted one that looked like flame played directly over it. One one site I kept finding myself drawn to the same cup, disappointed over and over to find that it was already sold. And then this beauty popped up on Mago's eBay store

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It glows inside as well as out
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And even in the shade, it is subtly iridescent
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and it feels great in my hand. It's an amazing cup. Now I just have to make some room for it on the cup shelf.

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

by GreenwoodStudio » Mar 9th, '13, 22:36

Really nice flame etching on that cup, Debunix! Congrats.

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by AdamMY » Mar 9th, '13, 23:07

Really makes me consider looking into Bizen... But I am going to do my best and not order any new teaware until after my Anagama Class fires their work. (I do have a yixing on the way though :D ). I am actually working on making a Ceramic Tea Tray that will be wood fired. I hope it turns out decent.

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

by hopeofdawn » Mar 11th, '13, 23:36

This picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice, but wanted to share anyway ... (besides, if I waited for a nice sunny day to shoot pictures in the Pacific NW, I'd never take any at all!)

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This was an 'instant love' piece for me--the minute I saw it, I was enthralled. The contrast between the shino glaze and the rough bark surface was just amazing, and I couldn't resist--out of a spectacular firing, this is the piece I loved the best. Stoneware teapot by Petr Novak, with an interior shino glaze--this picture really doesn't do the combination justice. The clay body has an almost coppery sheen to it, and the glaze is not only crackling, but darkening a little too, almost like the color of the tea/clay underneath it is seeping through. I've only had it for a few weeks, and it's already a real favorite--thank you, Petr!

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

by debunix » Mar 11th, '13, 23:41

Looks gorgeous up close.

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

by lordsbm » Mar 16th, '13, 04:09

Went Daiso (Japan 100yen shop) today and picked up these cups. I think they make nice inexpensive teaware for starters like me :)

I think the sakura dish are sake dish, I recall seeing some tea shops in China uses these to serve pu erh right?

Also I'm thinking of finding a cheap white gaiwan and use the cover for the sakura cup. Think it'll make a nice gaiwan set with the sakura dish :lol:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Maneki Neko » Mar 19th, '13, 10:30

Daiso has lots of cool and cute things :P

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

by lordsbm » Mar 20th, '13, 05:12

Yes, there's a lot of cheap and decent stuffs. Often sold out real fast. :lol:

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