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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by bonjiri » Jul 9th, '11, 03:25

debunix wrote:A friend just found a pretty little celadon teacup at a thrift shop with a white splash in the base of the cup--she wasn't sure if I would see it through the Da Hong Pao I'd just shared with her, but I noticed immediately and it reminded me of some of Cory's recent posts featuring 'shiro geshou' (did I spell that right?).

Googling 'shiro geshou' mostly brings up some of Cory's posts here, and endless manga-related links.

Cory, can you tell us a little about the use of shiro geshou in your teaware?
thanks debunix
shiro geshou is a white slip. sometimes made with a deflocculant. its inspired from Korean Buncheong ceramics in which a white slip was applied over an iron clay body. in my case, i love the gestural, brush stroke that gives a strong sense of freedom and calligraphic movement. i no pauses, just a swift, quick movement. i use these cool straw brushes availble, the stiff bristles lend a very unique character, then i layer by misting more slip, like a haze or fog if u will, to create a more sense of depth.

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by debunix » Jul 9th, '11, 11:26

Thanks for the explanation. Googling Buncheong led to some fun ogling beautiful ceramics.

I hadn't really 'gotten' before how pretty and functional those little white swirls are when there is tea in the cup, but when I saw one in action, it was very cool.

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by bonjiri » Jul 11th, '11, 17:11

debunix wrote:Thanks for the explanation. Googling Buncheong led to some fun ogling beautiful ceramics.

I hadn't really 'gotten' before how pretty and functional those little white swirls are when there is tea in the cup, but when I saw one in action, it was very cool.

the white swirls, calligraphic brushstrokes create a 'whirl' hypnotic effect w/ the frothy green bubbles. cheers !

i just got back to 'home' . found new 'old' biidoro chawans !
still can't post photos...

fun !

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by bonjiri » Jul 18th, '11, 02:48

firing soda kiln tomorrow.

today glazed & loaded. hoping the wadding dries while preheating ! hehe

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by Chip » Jul 18th, '11, 11:48

Excellent! :mrgreen:

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by bonjiri » Jul 20th, '11, 05:29

wow

was fun firing the kiln yesterday, opening on wed.

here's a chawan, fired on shells.
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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by debunix » Jul 20th, '11, 11:52

bonjiri wrote:fired on shells.
You take shells, press them into the clay, and fire it?

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by bonjiri » Jul 20th, '11, 17:37

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debunix
thanks for your comment

to get the ash rolling horizontally on the chawan, i place the chawan on its side and on shells which don't burn during to firing. all the ash movement, forming the green 'dragonfly eye' or 'biidoro' is serendipitous.
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u can imagine, there is a lot of risk firing in this manner.
thank you for asking !

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by bonjiri » Jul 22nd, '11, 20:29

new old chawan

with biidoro or green emerald ash deposit.

fired sideways on shells.
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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by shyrabbit » Jul 23rd, '11, 00:08

Cory,
Wow, really nice piece...
Michael

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by bonjiri » Jul 23rd, '11, 17:23

hey michael

humble thanks !

here's some guinomi that came out recently !

cheers !
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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by debunix » Jul 23rd, '11, 17:46

bonjiri wrote:
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to get the ash rolling horizontally on the chawan, i place the chawan on its side and on shells which don't burn during to firing. all the ash movement, forming the green 'dragonfly eye' or 'biidoro' is serendipitous.
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u can imagine, there is a lot of risk firing in this manner.
thank you for asking !
Fantastic results, and I never would have guessed the technique--not at all what I was imagining.

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by bonjiri » Jul 27th, '11, 22:32

debunix

cheers and thanks !
yep. fun process

here's a very large platter
carved
ready for a spread of sashimi
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next project, working on 2 meter long sushi plates
made in porcelain.

cheers
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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by Chip » Jul 27th, '11, 22:40

Do these pieces include the sashimi and sushi? :mrgreen:

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Re: cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

by bonjiri » Jul 28th, '11, 09:34

tomorrow

i'm planning a TEACHAT.com appreciation sale

will post a bunch of yunomi. all at under $40 shipping inclusive.
all buyers will be entered in a free drawing for a matcha chawan

cheers

stay tuned
cory

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