Robert Fornell Ceramics

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by TIM » Apr 27th 11 9:33 pm

Robert Fornell wrote:
TIM wrote:
Robert Fornell wrote:Tsujimura Shiro in Boston....
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Hi Robert, I just realize you did had a Yagi Akira piece in the past. I was in a battle for an auction 8 years ago.... Sadly I lost :(

Since then, I've been trying to locate this item. The one you had has a rough rim, the one I love here is smooth:

http://tiny.cc/7mvc1

Do you mind pm-ing me the final price yours were sold for?
Many Many Thanks ~ T
My Bad, sorry Robert. I thought you are the owner of:
http://www.japanesepottery.com/index.php

My apology :oops:

Tim.... unfortunately I'm afraid you have me mistaken for someone else. No knowledge of the Yagi Akira work you speak of.

Sorry...
R

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Robert Fornell » Apr 27th 11 10:41 pm

TIM wrote:
Robert Fornell wrote:
TIM wrote:
Robert Fornell wrote:Tsujimura Shiro in Boston....
IMG_3258aa.jpg
Hi Robert, I just realize you did had a Yagi Akira piece in the past. I was in a battle for an auction 8 years ago.... Sadly I lost :(

Since then, I've been trying to locate this item. The one you had has a rough rim, the one I love here is smooth:

http://tiny.cc/7mvc1

Do you mind pm-ing me the final price yours were sold for?
Many Many Thanks ~ T
My Bad, sorry Robert. I thought you are the owner of:
http://www.japanesepottery.com/index.php

My apology :oops:

Tim.... unfortunately I'm afraid you have me mistaken for someone else. No knowledge of the Yagi Akira work you speak of.

Sorry...
R
Hey Tim,

It's no problem. You're thinking of my friend Robert Yellin who runs that site. I'm having dinner with him in Kyoto next month and I can ask him about the piece if you like. :)

Best,
Rob

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by TIM » Apr 28th 11 1:39 am

That will be wonderful! If that's ok with you. Thank you so much Rob :)

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Tead Off » May 29th 11 3:17 am

Mungyeong, Korea. Spring 2011

Rob Fornell, Hong Seong il, Park Yeon Tae
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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by bonjiri » May 30th 11 12:08 am

wow
cool photograph rob

sorry i missed you in tokyo
see u soon
cheers
cory

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by togei » May 30th 11 7:28 am

The man, the legend himself.
I hope to catch you next time you are in Japan.
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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Tead Off » May 30th 11 7:54 am

togei wrote:The man, the legend himself.
I hope to catch you next time you are in Japan.
Dave
He's a nice guy. The Korean potters liked talking with him. It gave them a lot to think about.

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Robert Fornell » May 31st 11 6:39 pm

Tead Off wrote:
togei wrote:The man, the legend himself.
I hope to catch you next time you are in Japan.
Dave
He's a nice guy. The Korean potters liked talking with him. It gave them a lot to think about.
Thanks for posting that Jeff.... it's a nice picture and if you don't mind sending along a copy I'd appreciate it.

"legend"...... hummmm :lol:

Best,
R

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Robert Fornell » May 31st 11 6:56 pm

A couple of chawan I fired last month for the teabowl festival in Korea which didn't quite make the cut.....

Thanks for looking!
R

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Robert Fornell » May 31st 11 7:07 pm

While not related to tea, I thought I'd share this as well which is a piece (sized at 210cm x 60cm) that I just entered in the Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale Competition in Icheon Korea. A number of very generous prizes are awarded as well as a working residency..... I could do that! :D

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R

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by togei » May 31st 11 10:56 pm

Nice work Robert. Good luck in the Biennale.
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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Robert Fornell » Jun 6th 11 7:10 pm

Thanks Dave....

Here's a link to friend Ryotaro Matsumura's tea space Shuhally. I love the way he and other younger chajin are moving the genre forward in some very bold ways! This is how tradition is kept alive.....

http://www.shuhally.jp/

Best,
R

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by togei » Jun 7th 11 9:52 pm

Thanks for the link.
Very interesting comment about moving the genre forward.
When I came to Japan way back I was doing performance art. One of my initial projects, not completed, was to do performances on a new way to do the tea ceremony. I came here to study Ankoku no Butoh and my aesthetic was, and probably still is, influenced by Hijikata and Ohno of Butoh fame. I started researching spaces for the project. If you have ever been to the Osaka Sky Building, coming from J.R. Osaka via the underground tunnel you will have passed through one of my main performance space interests. I had very interesting reactions to my idea to move the tea ceremony from a tea room out into the 'real' world, none of it positive. I don't say that as a judgement about Japanese people but more as a comment on what the ceremony represents here in Japan and how 'moving it forward' is in itself an interesting concept.
Dave

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Tead Off » Jun 8th 11 4:23 am

Interesting stuff, Togei. I met Akiko Motofuji, the wife of Hijikata, and her daughter in S.F. in the 90's through my wife who did the lighting for their show. She was introduced to them by the Tamanos with whom she worked with many times. Koichi Tamano is a remarkable performer as well as his wife.

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by togei » Jun 9th 11 2:30 am

I didn't know Hijikata's wife did performance, I will look her up on Youtube.
One thing that has interested my very much both about Hijikata and Ohno is that their main 'jobs' were night club owner and school janitor respectively. That men of such stature in the dance world had to do dance as a side outlet both gives me encouragement and yet I am amazed.
Dave