cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

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spring pinhole photograph for inspiration

by bonjiri » Jun 1st 09 1:22 am

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hanami or spring photograph made with 6-lens pinhole camera for inspiration !

my other passion (calling), photography!

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by Geekgirl » Jun 1st 09 1:29 am

amazing image. never played with multi-lens cameras.

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by Zygote » Jun 1st 09 3:42 am

My wife and I are grunting away enjoying the pinhole camera shots. Beautiful!

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by bonjiri » Jun 1st 09 6:04 am

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:amazing image. never played with multi-lens cameras.
fun

matt abelson of abelson scope works designed and manufactured this unique pinhole camera

aloha zygote

cheers bro !

cory

what u firing ? any soda firing ? i miss throwing and firing ! in 1 week i will be back to firing ! YAY !

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new old chawan

by bonjiri » Jun 1st 09 6:25 am

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nice opalescent chadamari. excellent light opal color (chadamari)

aloha

cory

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snapshot of the last kiln unload

by bonjiri » Jun 1st 09 6:28 am

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aloha

last kiln unload !

cheers

cory

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new yuteki matcha chawan

by bonjiri » Jun 1st 09 6:40 am

photo by phi since i am not in honolulu.

thanks phi !

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yuteki tenmoku , gas fired. cone 10

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by Aphroditea » Jun 1st 09 1:36 pm

I usually dislike anything that is black (save a cute LBD), but.....that is GORGEOUS!!!! The lustre has so much depth and movement even in a still photo! Very nice work!

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Re: spring pinhole photograph for inspiration

by chamekke » Jun 2nd 09 5:50 am

bonjiri wrote:Image

hanami or spring photograph made with 6-lens pinhole camera for inspiration !

my other passion (calling), photography!
Hi Cory,

I love that photo!

Incidentally, you might enjoy taking a peek at the website of a Canadian potter named Steve Irvine. He is also passionate about pinhole cameras - even makes them out of ceramic!

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by chamekke » Jun 2nd 09 6:06 am

My father died unexpectedly in early May, and I've only just returned home from eastern Canada after three long weeks of arranging his funeral and then looking after his personal effects.

One of the few bright spots in the past month was knowing that I had a chawan of Cory's waiting for me back home in the post. So this is a very belated thank-you to Cory for sending this beautiful teabowl as a gift - most especially appreciated during this sad time.

The following photos do not do adequate justice to Cory's work, but I'm keen to share what I've received, so let's start with...

View #1: the "front".

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I regard this as the shomen (front side) because of the "slash" in the glaze. Traditionally, when the bowl doesn't have an obvious design on it, the host chooses a naturally occurring variation in the glaze with which to designate the front. The slash reminds me of the ichimonji or Japanese symbol for "one" (one world, one way of being, one mind, etc.). I'm truly not sure whether this element was intentional - but either way, it's perfect! And the bowl itself has a truly exquisite shape.

View #2: the "back". This photo really shows the high gloss of the bowl's glaze.

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View #3: the speckled interior.

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View #4: the bowl in action!

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Doumo arigatou gozaimashita, Cory! {gassho}

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by Tead Off » Jun 2nd 09 10:13 am

Lovely bowl, Chamekke. Drink in good health. :)

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by Zygote » Jun 3rd 09 2:28 am

Lovely Chawan Chamekke... Well done Cory!

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interesting chawan - bizen nendo

by bonjiri » Jun 3rd 09 3:40 am

woodfired bizen nendo (clay) chawan

koudai - footring

enjoy


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by Geekgirl » Jun 3rd 09 4:53 am

Stunning color and smoke in this latest chawan? Cory. Simply beautiful.

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by bonjiri » Jun 4th 09 1:07 am

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:Stunning color and smoke in this latest chawan? Cory. Simply beautiful.
mahalo geekgirl

thank you kindly

this is okayama clay (bizen) fired by amy kline`s wood kiln in las vegas.

i will have more pieces woodfired soon in the next 2 months.

cheers

cory