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Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Victor » Dec 31st 12 3:25 pm

Hello to everyone at Tea Chat :)

I'm very pleased to have found this forum, i'm really looking forward to receiving feed back both good and bad regarding my tea bowls and hopefully this will help me to progress in this art form. Since making my first tea bowl around a year or so ago, i have found that i really enjoyed the process and every time that my kiln has tea bowls in the firing load, i find myself getting excited when opening up to see the results.At present i have made and sold around 150 bowls some to galleries in the UK and in Hong kong, but mostly to individuals in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

Below are some details regarding Erin pottery and how i work.

Erin pottery was established in 1998 ( although by then i had already been making bonsai pots for around 6 years or so ) and produced unique hand made Bonsai pots.
Our Bonsai pots are now sold world wide, some even going to Japan.
As a natural progression from the art and philosophy of bonsai, i have found myself drawn towards the Japanese Tea Ceremony and especially the tea bowls.

I mostly use a stoneware crank, but I also hand mix small individual batches of clay to give unique colours and textures to the clay body. I use both electric and gas kilns. I fire to stoneware between 1260 c and 1300 c. I build my pots using various methods - slabbing, coiling and pinching. I don't use a wheel. Many of my glazes and clay bodies are totally unique, I will make a small batch of glaze or mix of clay and once i have used them up, I don't repeat them again.For all of my bowls i use food safe glazes.

My tea bowls are made in the spirit of Wabi Sabi and hopefully this gives them lots of character.

Here are a few pictures of my work -

Cheers
Vic
Happy New Year to Everyone !!!!!! :)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinStudioCeramics
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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Victor » Dec 31st 12 3:32 pm

A few more pictures -
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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Chip » Dec 31st 12 3:36 pm

Welcome Victor! May your journey here be mutually beneficial!

Here is Victor's Etsy. You can also click his www icon under his name in any post.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinStudioCeramics

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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by GreenwoodStudio » Dec 31st 12 3:52 pm

Really cool stuff Victor! Welcome :)

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by Victor » Dec 31st 12 3:59 pm

Thanks guys ! :)

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by Victor » Dec 31st 12 4:02 pm

A few more -
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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Victor » Dec 31st 12 4:05 pm

A few internally -
That's it for me today, i have to get ready now for a family get together for the New Year.

Cheers ! :)
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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Poohblah » Dec 31st 12 4:12 pm

Wow! Stunning glazes!

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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Victor » Jan 1st 13 11:06 am

Thank you Poohblah :)

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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by JBaymore » Jan 1st 13 3:09 pm

Welcome aboard Victor.

best,

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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by andrzej bero » Jan 2nd 13 9:40 am

Best regards Victor.

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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Victor » Jan 2nd 13 11:02 am

Thank you John & Andrzej :)

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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Seeker » Jan 2nd 13 7:09 pm

a big +1 Erin - welcome!
I've been checking out your chawan over at etsy.

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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by Victor » Jan 4th 13 10:46 am

Thank you very much Seeker ! :)

Great, there will be lots of new ones being added at the end of January.


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Re: Victor Harris ( Erin Pottery )

by futurebird » Apr 15th 13 5:51 am

That thick mustard-colored glaze is amazing.