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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Abracadaver! » Aug 16th, '10, 21:03

:shock: wow... I can't believe it. The last time I won anything, it was in a "Thundercats" drawing contest when I was 9, and this is a way cooler prize than that Mum-Ra action figure...

Seriously, though--this was already my favorite SO to date and I couldn't be more excited about this sake set. Thanks, Michael!!!

I will post photos as soon as the set arrives!

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Abracadaver! » Aug 20th, '10, 11:26

The sake set arrived yesterday, and the photos don't do it justice. It's incredible. These look and feel amazing in the hand.
I will be posting some photos of my own over the weekend.

Thanks again, Michael!

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Victoria » Aug 20th, '10, 11:46

Congrats! Wow, it's a beautiful set!

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Abracadaver! » Sep 12th, '10, 00:33

It's pretty overdue, but I'm finally posting photographs of the amazing sake set that ShyRabbit sent me:
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The texture and patterning of the exposed clay on the bottom is pretty incredible.

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Victoria » Sep 12th, '10, 00:35

Really lovely! Congrats again on you lucky win!

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Abracadaver! » Sep 12th, '10, 00:36

The glaze itself is really deep and faceted and changes depending on the light it's viewed in. It reminds me a lot of the iris of the eye...
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Thanks again, Michael. This is an incredible set...

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by debunix » Sep 12th, '10, 00:58

That glaze is truly fantastic.

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Chip » Sep 12th, '10, 01:06

Awesome! The glaze is remarkably similar to SeaCuke as well. Makes me wonder if they are akin.

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Chip » Sep 21st, '10, 16:00

Time is running out on this SO! Order before the end of September. October 1st, ShyRabbit will begin listing pieces on his etsy and this SO will officially expire.

The etsy price for the chawan-s will go up to $79.99 and will not include the display stand. Not sure about the cup prices, but they too will not include the display stand!

I can only guarantee this SO til September 30th!

Sooo, PM me ASAP and reserve yours today! :mrgreen:

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Chip » Oct 3rd, '10, 23:33

DING ... time has expired on this TA SO. Any remaining pieces will likely show up soon on ShyRabbit's Etsy.

Many thanks to ShyRabbit for making this SO a reality.

Also many thanks to all the participants.

Enjoy your "shadow" pieces! I am right this moment ...

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by Tobias » Jan 29th, '11, 11:05

Quite stunning, I find it hard to believe they didn't sell out. Too bad that I missed this SO but I just bought one of the remaining chawans on etsy.

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Re: TC TA SO Round 2 "In Praise of Shadows" by ShyRabbit

by debunix » Jun 29th, '11, 23:44

Just rectified a suprisingly distressing mistake: I thought I might better balance the teawares at home and work and give the "Shadows" cup with stand better display options if I brought it to work, rather than leaving the stand in the back of the cupboard at home while the cup came out quite often.

Just two days later I started working with a new puerh from Essence of Tea, and realized immediately that I needed the Shadows cup. I have others that are quite lovely, but none with exactly that same balance of size and shape for the flash infusions of a really aggressive young sheng puerh. So today, it the cup returned home, the sheng was brought back out of the fridge, and that subtle wrongness is corrected.

Whew.

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