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by Moss » May 22nd 09 1:40 am

Colorado. I'd be up for it.

Thanks for the kind words. I like utilitarian too although it may not be THAT utilitarian...

Let me look over your stuff and we'll work something out.

What I have on Etsy is more or less what I have around right now. Maybe take a look there?

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by Moss » May 22nd 09 1:40 am

I like that. I can look at that. I threw three vases today. Lots of ideas bubbling around right now.

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Few items from the last firing

by Moss » May 23rd 09 2:30 pm

Haven't photoed the last firing till last night. All the Chawans were gone right away so no chance to take them.

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White Crackle Yunomi with Shino interior
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White Crackle Yunomi with Shino interior
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Two separate monks cup with glaze variations
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by Dresden » May 23rd 09 2:47 pm

The white crackle yunomi is very nice!

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by Aphroditea » May 23rd 09 4:07 pm

I guess I have something for monks...or at least their cups! I love them! I can't decide which one I like the most :) I'm a sucker for drips, tho.
The white crackle yunomi is very nice as well - quite pleasing.

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by Zygote » May 23rd 09 5:23 pm

Are these from the last firing?

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by Moss » May 23rd 09 5:29 pm

Yes. The rest went to Teance in Berkeley.

Hi Joel! Running out the door. Have to chat later. Welcome!

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by Salsero » May 23rd 09 5:47 pm

Mmmm, something like this might make a nice teaboat.Image
but I can't find it on your site. Is it sold?

Currently I am using a pie plate, which works quite nicely: low sides, flat bottom, about 9" to 10" in diameter. But it lacks panache ... and the flared sides make it hard to sidle up to my Zojirushi.
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Does anyone else look at these ceramic pieces and think "teaboat"?

Straight sides so it can get close to my Zojirushi, dishwasher safe or at least very impermeable to constant tea spills and generally splashing around. If tea stains would make it prettier over time, that would also be a plus.

This one draws too much attention to itself:
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This shape is nice for basting the teapot, but not good for holding cups and catching tea slobber and spills:
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And really it should have something in the center to hold the pot up out of the water.

Does anyone else feel the need for a teaboat? What design features?

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by Aphroditea » May 23rd 09 7:39 pm

Teaboat is exactly what I voted for in the tea artisan forum :) I have wanted a tea boat (cha chuan) or a cha chen (like a tea boat but with a lid that has holes in it). The cha chen allows you to put the pot and other peices on the lid, but some tea boats have a slightly raised center which I like, but, as you pointed out, the design typically allows only the teapot to be in the boat.

Sal, I love your pie plate - only you could pull it off with a modicrum of panache ;)

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by Herb_Master » May 23rd 09 9:46 pm

Salsero wrote:
And really it should have something in the center to hold the pot up out of the water.

Does anyone else feel the need for a teaboat? What design features?
Or a matching complementary baby boat :shock:

If I take a break during a Gong Fu Session, On restart I want to warm the pot from the outside - but want it to be only slightly larger than the teapot so I don't need to surround it with an ocean of hot water

Possibly a baby boat that would fit on the raised pedestal you would like, but I certainly want a decent sized moat around the pedestal, on my current tea boat it is impossible to get anything but the smallest teabowls in.

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by Salsero » May 23rd 09 10:04 pm

Herb_Master wrote: Or a matching complementary baby boat
How about a little broad yunomi that you could put in the middle--inverted--when you want a pedestal. When you don't want a pedestal, take it out and drink out of it!

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by Moss » May 23rd 09 10:44 pm

"This one draws too much attention to itself:"

You mean the colors or the California Raisins?

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by Moss » May 23rd 09 10:47 pm

" How about a little broad yunomi that you could put in the middle--inverted--when you want a pedestal. When you don't want a pedestal, take it out and drink out of it!"

Interesting. I think though that the foot would be ugly as it would have to serve two purposes. Might be worth thinking about though.

Some tea boats I have seen have a flat lid with drains in it. Would that work?

This bowl is sold indeed, but I like this form and have several here in bisque that I can fire.

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by Salsero » May 23rd 09 11:38 pm

Moss wrote: Interesting. I think though that the foot would be ugly as it would have to serve two purposes. Might be worth thinking about though.

Some tea boats I have seen have a flat lid with drains in it. Would that work?

This bowl is sold indeed, but I like this form and have several here in bisque that I can fire.
I agree about the foot, and the foot of a yunomi is critical.

Instead of a lid, maybe just a flat 2" circle of clay (with holes, I suppose) that could be placed in the tea boat or not depending on the needs of the moment. If it was a half inch thick, you could still brush the teapot with water from the boat, but it wouldn't be sitting in it.

Gee, I hope you are not holding those things in Lobster Bisque: that would be a great waste of lobster.

If they finish to about 9" to 10" in diameter, I would definitely be interested in one similar to the sold one quoted above.

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by Moss » May 24th 09 12:15 am

The ones I have are going to be more in the 6-7" range. I will throw some though, like I say, I like the form. You think there should be about 1/2" for the ring? That would be enough lift? I can try a few.