cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

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cool trio of guinomi for nihonshu

by bonjiri » May 27th 09 3:37 am

woodfired trio of guinomi

thanks roger the wonderful firing !


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by Chip » May 27th 09 3:42 am

As always Cory, great pieces. You continue to amaze ...

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by geeber1 » May 27th 09 3:45 am

Cory, those are awesome, they look kind of prehistoric!

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by cherylopal » May 27th 09 8:44 am

Just had a chance to view this thread- I am stunned and in awe over the beauty of your work and pieces!!!

love the shell ideas and the organic earthy feel and tones- and the orange too and thank you for sharing the pic that was the inspiration for one of your chawans

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Re: pop goes the weasel

by bearsbearsbears » May 27th 09 11:42 pm

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:shock: is that really a double-walled spout? How did you throw that thin enough to be functional? I'm even more impressed!

I need some serious help on my spouts. :)

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by bonjiri » May 28th 09 10:48 am

cherylopal wrote:Just had a chance to view this thread- I am stunned and in awe over the beauty of your work and pieces!!!

love the shell ideas and the organic earthy feel and tones- and the orange too and thank you for sharing the pic that was the inspiration for one of your chawans
cheryl

thank you for your kind words !

aloha !

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Re: pop goes the weasel

by bonjiri » May 28th 09 10:51 am

bearsbearsbears wrote:
bonjiri wrote:Image
:shock: is that really a double-walled spout? How did you throw that thin enough to be functional? I'm even more impressed!

I need some serious help on my spouts. :)
thanks !

yy, its a double walled spout. it was thrown as double wall then placed on the piece when it was a bit drier, not that dry.

i have a small handmade tool, looks like a tiny `throwing stick`. i shape it like a tiny vase. the biggest challenge is to get the right angle of bend and have the spout pour without dripping.

thank !

at the moment i am intrigued by double walled vessels. fun to throw and challenging.

the porcelain double walled pieces are so great. your hands don`t get burned.

i can`t wait to make some double walled yunomi for tea. the biggest challenge of drinking great shincha and sencha is holding the yunomi... hehe ! hot hot hot !

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Re: cool trio of guinomi for nihonshu

by Tead Off » May 28th 09 1:34 pm

bonjiri wrote:woodfired trio of guinomi

thanks roger the wonderful firing !


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Cory,

What are the benefits of wood firing and how do you choose which things get wood fired?

And, thanks again for the great chawan.

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by Zygote » May 28th 09 1:38 pm

Amazing Cory! My brain twists with the thought of attaching a double walled spout to a double walled body...

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by bonjiri » May 29th 09 4:13 am

Zygote wrote:Amazing Cory! My brain twists with the thought of attaching a double walled spout to a double walled body...
aloha zygote

hehe.... only the ceramics people writhe with this kinds of conundrums.hehe

yy, i had to throw a small `tube` connecting the inner to the inner spout
cheers !

c

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Re: cool trio of guinomi for nihonshu

by bonjiri » May 29th 09 4:17 am

Tead Off wrote:
bonjiri wrote:woodfired trio of guinomi

thanks roger the wonderful firing !


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Cory,

What are the benefits of wood firing and how do you choose which things get wood fired?

And, thanks again for the great chawan.
tead

aloha ! you are very welcome !

well... long story short, woodfiring is the ultimate in firing. u dont have any control over any coloration. its total serendipity ! chance rules.

the `keshiki` or different kiln effects in a wood fired kiln are amazing ! also takes more time and of course wood as fuel.

the wood fired pieces have a total different look. a total different appreciation. those sake cups (guinomi) took roger bauman 4 days to fire and countless hours of loading and unloading... intensive 1

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by Tead Off » May 29th 09 11:59 am

Cory,

How do you choose which pieces get wood fired? What is that look that is different?

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by coloradopu » May 29th 09 7:28 pm

hay Cory,
i just wanted to call to you attention the 1st pic on your thread.
it is a nice one but ....well...... how do i say this i had a weird dream last night about sponge bob sq p. and there was a crab in it. and it had these eyes that it keep turning toward me ........ so the big deal is the little knobby on the cup looks like one of the crab eyes.

just thought i would pass this on. :oops:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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wood fired ceramics

by bonjiri » May 30th 09 8:37 am

Tead Off wrote:Cory,

How do you choose which pieces get wood fired? What is that look that is different?
tead

great question

personally i like a lot of texture like natural stone, rock formations. so i have special bladed tools that i use to facet the surface and also altering the forms to create assymetric forms that would be complimented by the wood firing.

secondly, a bit of iron in the clay causes the flashing on the surface. so having a clay with iron and no sand. in wood firing the sand rises to the clay surface and the pieces become rough.

there are many concerns when firing with wood. one big factor is the cost and time involved with wood firing. another is the cost of building a woodfire kiln too.

aloha,cory

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by bonjiri » Jun 1st 09 1:18 am

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and a bordeaux style rattle chalice

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