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by debunix » Feb 14th 11 2:42 am

The reason I brought that up, is to remind Shawn, if he wants to do some travel sets, that it's really nice to keep the sizes matched well.

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by Chip » Feb 14th 11 3:00 am

Oh, so we did not veer off course after all! :wink:

And good point, nothing like a mismatch to make what could be a fave set into one that sits on shelf nevertobeused.

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by debunix » Feb 14th 11 3:26 am

Exactly. Those little details are key to the difference between something that is such a pleasure to use, and something that is quite disappointing.

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by GreenwoodStudio » Feb 14th 11 3:33 am

Thanks Ya'll-
I appreciate all the comments, both here and privately I'll post some more pictures tomorrow.

I do want to do sets. IPT suggested cups that would accommodate the contents of the gaiwan in sets of 2, or smaller at 4. In reality, which would you use more, or would you perfer a set have both options, or even perhaps a single cup that would match the capacity of the gaiwan??? so many questions :?

I think ideally I'm looking to make a set that will be used heavily and often, and has the most appeal to the everyday tea enthusiast. Not that your opinions, styles or tastes differ or anything :lol:

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by Chip » Feb 14th 11 3:55 am

1-2 cups gets my vote.

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by Chip » Feb 16th 11 3:16 am

Used a 4" bowl yesterday for matcha. I prepared it first in a Korean "yuzamashi" since it is a bit small for preparing matcha. Then poured into the bowl. It was fantastic. Very dramatic. Unfortunately the lighting was horrid. I will attempt to redo it tomorrow.

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by IPT » Feb 17th 11 11:16 am

Here's my new Chawan by Shawn. It's wonderful! the glaze is really wonderful and I love the shape of it. It fits well in the hand. Thank you Shawn!
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by GreenwoodStudio » Feb 17th 11 3:57 pm

Thanks IPT! slurp-slurp

I'll be in touch with more questions :) Gaiwan are cooling in the bisque now, hmmm,,now how to glaze :?

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by Chip » Feb 17th 11 4:37 pm

Great shots and "Ippuku-wan!"

Broke out this wood fired guinomi for sencha this AM. There is a depth to the glaze that is hard to capture.

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And also broke out this Ippuku-wan. This piece is incredibly light for its size and has a "ring" to it like a brass bell when tapped.

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by Chip » Feb 17th 11 7:52 pm

One of the sextuplets, like IPT's.

Matcha today. The size is of an Ippuku-wan, so a tad small for whisking matcha, so I used a yuzamashi that I typically use for ippuku-wan-s when preparing matcha.

This angle shows shooting stars while all the other sides are full of stationary stars, very pretty!

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The inside is a burning sun, perhaps, really cool ... er, hot! Regardless, it gives you an impression of heat.

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Matcha photos under MatChaWan topic as I follow IPT around the forum. :mrgreen:

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by Chip » Feb 17th 11 8:25 pm

ohhh ... the saucer that comes with the Ippuku-wan is stunning, wouldn't you say?

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by Nenugal » Feb 17th 11 9:31 pm

Chip wrote:ohhh ... the saucer that comes with the Ippuku-wan is stunning, wouldn't you say?

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Yes it is!

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by bonjiri » Feb 17th 11 9:55 pm

shawn

beautiful pieces

love the rutile !

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by GreenwoodStudio » Feb 26th 11 11:09 pm

Well, I'm in the middle of photographing some new work so I thought I'd share a sneak peek at my first attempt at gaiwans. They can out OK I guess for a first try. I've got some larger ones (approx. 100-150 ml) in the works with different profiles that I'll try to post later on. I've been making them a little bit lower/wider/larger in my most recent attempts. This one holds 75 ml at the point where the lid meets the interior of the cup. Thanks for looking and as always feedback is welcomed :)
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PS I've been steep'n up some Da Hong Pao from out own IPT's shop in one of the seconds. It seems to taste a lot better and different brewed in my stoneware rather then the a commercially made gaiwan. What is that? Is it a heat retention thing, does shape of the interior have that much influence, or is it just my imagination?

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by Nenugal » Feb 26th 11 11:32 pm

GREENWOODSTUDIO wrote:Well, I'm in the middle of photographing some new work so I thought I'd share a sneak peek at my first attempt at gaiwans. They can out OK I guess for a first try. I've got some larger ones (approx. 100-150 ml) in the works with different profiles that I'll try to post later on. I've been making them a little bit lower/wider/larger in my most recent attempts. This one holds 75 ml at the point where the lid meets the interior of the cup. Thanks for looking and as always feedback is welcomed :)
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PS I've been steep'n up some Da Hong Pao from out own IPT's shop in one of the seconds. It seems to taste a lot better and different brewed in my stoneware rather then the a commercially made gaiwan. What is that? Is it a heat retention thing, does shape of the interior have that much influence, or is it just my imagination?
That's a beautiful gaiwan! I like the glaze pattern, and the shape seems very nice and useable too.