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D. Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) Ceramics in Pagosa Springs, CO

by shyrabbit » Jun 21st 09 11:33 pm

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Hello my name is D. Michael Coffee from Pagosa Springs, Colorado USA.

I am an Architect, Ceramist and Printmaker now living in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. My wife (Denise) and I relocated here after 30 years of living and working in Los Angeles.

For my ceramics I work with various high fire stoneware and porcelain clay bodies that I fire in my custom build gas reduction kiln. My glaze palette consists of various Shinos, Tenmokus, Celadons, Nukas, Chuns and Ash reduction fired glazes.

I'm interested in variation of form and surface, striving to not repeat myself. I'm primarily interested in nonlinear paths of development in the objects I make. The common thread that stitches my work together is an overriding desire to be surprised by the outcome, as though I wasn’t present during the process.

Thanks for this opportunity to introduce myself. I look forward to learning much from the TeaChat community.

D. Michael Coffee

My Website: http://www.dmcarts.com
My Etsy Store: http://shyrabbit.etsy.com
New item listed in my Etsy Shop on November 4th, 2014

Some work from the latest firing...
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by coloradopu » Jun 21st 09 11:42 pm

this is cooool

i like your first pics. they look great.

i am so happy to see such a close neighbor here in Colorado and have them posting here too. as i am new to this tea ware thing i look forward to seeing more and hope to some day make it down to see what i can if you have a studio.

i too am looking for shape and other ideas and bet you will find plenty here. everyone here has such good ideas and suggestions that they give freely. just be careful you might wind up with too many non linear paths and need a brake from all the Maelstrom of ideas.

great to see a fellow collie here

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by Geekgirl » Jun 21st 09 11:42 pm

Hello D. Michael. I believe I've also seen your chawan on Ebay (bid on but never won.) I really love your shino and ash, wonderful stuff. Nice to see you here.

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wow, beautiful !

by bonjiri » Jun 21st 09 11:54 pm

michael

awesome !

beautiful chawan !

WOW !

cool ! nice to see you here !

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by Victoria » Jun 22nd 09 12:05 am

Welcome! I have you as a favorite shop on Etsy, I love your work!

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by woozl » Jun 22nd 09 12:41 am

Welcome, timide lapin

Ver' NICE :D

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by Chip » Jun 22nd 09 1:12 am

Hiya, glad to see you finally jumped in, such a shy rabbit. :wink:

Love your work (so far from what I have seen) and philosphy!!! I am looking forward to seeing your works and postings for many moons to come.

Someone has to say it ... would you consider changing your name to Tea? 8)

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by Moss » Jun 22nd 09 3:21 am

Very nice work. Welcome! Love that shino chawan.

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by chamekke » Jun 22nd 09 3:30 am

Chip wrote:Someone has to say it ... would you consider changing your name to Tea? 8)
Heh... Coffee (Coffey) is a good Irish name, I believe. Ironic, isn't it.

D. Michael, I really love your shino mizusashi!

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by Tead Off » Jun 22nd 09 4:39 am

Welcome, and, Greetings from Bangkok. I've long admired your work. Love that shino chawan I strongly suggest teachatters take a look at your website. Lots of good stuff there.

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by geeber1 » Jun 22nd 09 4:40 am

Beautiful! The tenmoku and celadon chawan is my favorite.

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Lovely Things

by Little pig » Jun 22nd 09 11:58 am

Lovely things you have Mr. T..Coffee!

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by Seeker » Jun 22nd 09 7:10 pm

:shock: :D
Really, just WOW!

Looked for that first, GORGEOUS chawan on your etsy store, but didn't find it?
Someone already purchase?
Been watching you for awhile, recently made purchase - so glad to see you on TeaChat!
Welcome, and may this be a boon to you!
Cheers!

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by Mrs. Chip » Jun 22nd 09 7:21 pm

geeber1 wrote:Beautiful! The tenmoku and celadon chawan is my favorite.
...Ditto...I really like the celadon one. 8)

However, they are all soooo beautiful.

Chip and I have discussed your philosophy and I agree..being a floral designer I feel the same way and enjoy the serendipity, freedom to do my own thing creatively, not really knowing how the flowers will dance in the vase. :wink:
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by shyrabbit » Jun 22nd 09 8:09 pm

coloradopu wrote:this is cooool

i like your first pics. they look great.

i am so happy to see such a close neighbor here in Colorado and have them posting here too. as i am new to this tea ware thing i look forward to seeing more and hope to some day make it down to see what i can if you have a studio.

i too am looking for shape and other ideas and bet you will find plenty here. everyone here has such good ideas and suggestions that they give freely. just be careful you might wind up with too many non linear paths and need a brake from all the Maelstrom of ideas.

great to see a fellow collie here
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coloradopu,

Thanks for the welcome.

Yes, I have a studio as part of our SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts facility. I'm here 7 days a week from 10am-4pm and until 6pm on fridays. You are formally invited for a visit when the time is right.

Michael