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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Chip » May 2nd 10 2:08 am

LittlePig, LittlePig, where are you?

Hedgeapple "Guinomi-s" pictured with a Houjin (Gyokuro pot, Bizen clay) that holds 2 ounces on a good day, but more realistically 1.5 ounces.

The Guinomi make for a really interesting Gyokuro cup! They hold aout .5-.75 ounce each, perfectly matching up with this Houjin.
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The insides really remind you of tortoise shell? I thought so ...
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Littlepig2 » May 2nd 10 8:12 pm

Uh. . . "not by the hair of my chinee chin, chin." Oops wrong fairy tale. Hi Chip thanks for dropping by and rattling my pen. That is one lovely houjin and goes very well with the hedge apple guinomi. Thanks so much for the pics. I am humbled.

Where have I been? I have been busy preparing for the coming sales season. Here is a pic of my booth May 1st at the Spring Pottery Fair, Cincinnati Ohio. The booth is a work in progress.Image
The day started out raining and miserable but I am grateful to report it got much better. One delight of the day was one of my neighbors three floors up who keep sending bubbles down over us all. Image
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Chip » May 3rd 10 9:46 pm

Good luck with your show. How about more photos?

BTW, you have a PM. :mrgreen:

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Littlepig2 » May 4th 10 2:23 am

Thanks Chip!
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Also, here are a couple pics while I am at it. These are a couple slab constructed tea cups. This kind is really my favorite to drink from. I am especially fond of their glaze--the fussy and subtle corn kernel ash fired in the gas kiln.
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Another Studio Diversion

by Littlepig2 » May 15th 10 1:10 pm

Dear TeaChat Reader,
As always I manage to stay busy. This week I get to fire the gas kiln at the art center in Kettering Ohio, so (as always) I am firing biscuit and glazing up to the last minute.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by debunix » May 15th 10 1:34 pm

Neat-o! Very pert and full of attitude.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Geekgirl » May 15th 10 5:19 pm

Love it! a work of art!

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Littlepig2 » May 17th 10 2:16 am

Thanks--Geek & debunix! I just glazed that little squirt full of attitude. We shall see how she fares through the fire. Pics after this Saturday.

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Littlepig2 » May 23rd 10 1:26 am

Dear TeaChat reader,
That pert little teapot prototype is back from her glaze fire and I find I am a little surprised by her color. I had wanted her fleshy but she is actually a little pink in a spot by her spout. Definitely, she is her own girl and I am OK with that.
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If you would like to know more you will find her listed at my Art Fire shop https://www.artfire.com/modules.php?nam ... id=1416677. Thanks for dropping by.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Victoria » May 23rd 10 3:29 pm

Sweet!

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It is Always Hedge Apple Time

by Littlepig2 » May 24th 10 8:42 pm

Thanks for dropping by Victoria!


About them apples,
In November I assembled three little hedge apple tea pots, fired them to biscuit and I stopped. They just were not right and I needed some time to figure things out. Well I have been at the hedge apple tea pots again in studio and am a little happier with them this time around. Here is an image of two. They are still green and mostly I am still playing around with their spouts. . . We shall see.
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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Victoria » May 24th 10 8:49 pm

Oh how adorable!! If you glaze either in blue and white,
I will have to buy. :wink: I'm just sayin' :)

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Geekgirl » May 25th 10 1:45 am

Oh I love those! What size are they?

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Littlepig2 » May 25th 10 12:02 pm

Thanks Victoria & Geek!

Victoria, methinks you would like one of porcelain with that blue--which will take a while. . :shock: so you've got time before you are compelled to buy :P

Geek, the body of the large one is 5" in diameter at this stage. With shrinkage It will be around 4 inches

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Re: Little Pig Tea pots & Other addictions

by Chip » May 25th 10 1:31 pm

Littlepig2 wrote:Thanks Victoria & Geek!

Victoria, methinks you would like one of porcelain with that blue--which will take a while. . :shock: so you've got time before you are compelled to buy :P

Geek, the body of the large one is 5" in diameter at this stage. With shrinkage It will be around 4 inches
Shrinkage, sounds like a Seinfeld episode ... :lol:

They look cool LP! Are there any screens in these.

I am sure we will all be curious as to what glazes you will be doing. :mrgreen: Mr. Green is offering a hint.