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by bearsbearsbears » Sep 2nd 08 10:03 pm

Pics of my first pottery pieces. Great when one obsession sparks another!

Chawan and two teacups:
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White-brushed teacup:
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Banded teacup:
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Tri-glazed teacup:
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Chawan:
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Shallow bowl:
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Mussel-Shell tea caddy and another shallow bowl:
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by Sydney » Sep 2nd 08 10:07 pm

sweet

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by hop_goblin » Sep 2nd 08 10:07 pm

Superb! I tried taking a pottery class in college. My first attempt at throwing ended up in disaster. My teacher kindly pulled me aside and said, "Bill, you just don't have gentle hands" and encouraged me to take something else! True story!

Great Job Jason!

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by geeber1 » Sep 2nd 08 10:16 pm

Awesome! I especially like the banded one. :)

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by orguz » Sep 2nd 08 10:35 pm

would be great to create a teaboat/dish with raised platform in middle maybe 8'' diameter. Hard to find nice ones on the net, especially ones that have the finish as your pottery items. very nice

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by heavydoom » Sep 2nd 08 10:50 pm

i agree with orguz. make two and me and orguz will get them from bbb.

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by Mary R » Sep 2nd 08 10:51 pm

hop_goblin wrote: "Bill, you just don't have gentle hands"
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Whew! Now that I've got that out of my system, lovely work BBB! Who are you learning from?

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by bearsbearsbears » Sep 2nd 08 11:06 pm

heavydoom wrote:i agree with orguz. make two and me and orguz will get them from bbb.
Funny you two mention it; I'm working on a tea tray. They're tougher than they look! :)

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by orguz » Sep 3rd 08 12:23 am

bearsbearsbears wrote:
heavydoom wrote:i agree with orguz. make two and me and orguz will get them from bbb.
Funny you two mention it; I'm working on a tea tray. They're tougher than they look! :)
show us the pics when they come out of the kiln along with your homemade mooncakes :P

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by scruffmcgruff » Sep 3rd 08 12:50 am

orguz wrote:show us the pics when they come out of the kiln along with your homemade mooncakes :P
Do those mooncakes come with chocolate or raku glaze?

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by Salsero » Sep 3rd 08 1:01 am

hop_goblin wrote: "Bill, you just don't have gentle hands"
Precious story!
heavydoom wrote: i agree with orguz. make two and me and orguz will get them from bbb.
Make 3! make 3!

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by joelbct » Sep 3rd 08 1:25 am

Nice work, I like the Chawan. And the glaze on the green teacup. How long have you been at it? They indeed have a rather Japanese look that isn't present in most teaware I see made by "Westerners."

I was thinking of taking a ceramics class, but its $400 and my car just got wrecked so i need to buy a new one. Thus I think I have to wait till Jan for the class ;( Although you may have inspired me to just find a way to make it work... gotta send the check in this week though...

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by Carnelian » Sep 3rd 08 2:22 am

Those are all gorgeous, great job all around bbb (and depending on the material cost/labor time ratio you could have some brilliantly in demand Teaswap fodder)

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by Chip » Sep 3rd 08 4:45 am

Very cool, Bears! I remember reading somewhere where you posted about the celadon glaze being too thin? Did that work out?

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by bearsbearsbears » Sep 3rd 08 6:22 am

Mary R wrote:Who are you learning from?
Two potters at a local studio whose last names I can't recall. Larry and Shawna. :)