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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Ferg » May 14th, '17, 15:22

victoria3 wrote: Beautiful piece ferg, the wheel thrown lines give it the appearance of still being wet fluid clay. I've gotten into the habit of using one of my yuzamashi (my avatar) to weigh and deliver precious leaf to the pot :D
Oh, thanks Victoria! I like your avatar. I'll have to do a search to see a bigger pic of it later on. This yuza measures in at 210ml, so it's a good size for this pot in particular. I pour almost 3/4 of way up and it fills the pot almost perfectly each time. From your pic, it almost does look like a tea scoop shape! Nice idea on the weighing utensil. Perhaps I'll do the same once I get that scale...

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Ferg » May 14th, '17, 15:30

William wrote: I usually don't use them .. but I must say it is a lovely piece! Nice acquisition Ferg!
I used to pour the water from kettle into kyusu directly, but after Chip recommended first boiling the water and letting it cool down (rather than using my pre-set kettle temps, I cheat), it was taking too long. I then resorted to using my actual 100ml cup (gaiwan from Origin that has been repurposed) to cool the water. However, it wasn't enough water when poured into pot. Damn, now that I think about it, I hadn't even considered I was pouring water from used cup into the kyusu. Whoops! :oops: So this yuza is a good fix.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by victoria3 » May 14th, '17, 16:54

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Ferg wrote:
victoria3 wrote: Beautiful piece ferg, the wheel thrown lines give it the appearance of still being wet fluid clay. I've gotten into the habit of using one of my yuzamashi (my avatar) to weigh and deliver precious leaf to the pot :D
Oh, thanks Victoria! I like your avatar. I'll have to do a search to see a bigger pic of it later on. This yuza measures in at 210ml, so it's a good size for this pot in particular. I pour almost 3/4 of way up and it fills the pot almost perfectly each time. From your pic, it almost does look like a tea scoop shape! Nice idea on the weighing utensil. Perhaps I'll do the same once I get that scale...
My yuzamashi is part of an antique Tokoname mogake set, the craftsman yet to be identified. I like how large yours is, mine is much smaller. The only other set I've seen like mine is owned by Hiro at Everyone's Tea, he got it from his grandfather. The white clay is very fine, very dense and very smooth. Expertly crafted.
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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Ferg » May 14th, '17, 17:16

:shock: Beautiful set Victoria! Love the mogake against the white clay. The maker doesn't look familiar to me. Perhaps someone from the community can shed some insight or point you in the right direction to sources to find out. I do like the shape of your yuza! Nice and wide-brimmed for quicker cooling. 8) Ok, off to Grandmother's house I go!

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by William » May 14th, '17, 19:50

That kyusu is so lovely Victoria!
I really like the mogake effects on tea wares .. as well as on sake sets too! :mrgreen:
Thanks for sharing with us! :D

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Bok » May 15th, '17, 02:26

Ferg wrote: And took a couple pictures of this yuzamashi by Gisui. This is actually my first yuza! Don't know why I waited so long to get one.

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Love the feel in the hand and the lines throughout.

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And wouldn't be the same without a Gisui thumbprint, or two in the case of this yuza! I've come to endear the little personal touches.

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Makes me thinking of how hard I tried to get rid of exactly those fingerprints when doing my own pottery… haha :lol:

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Ferg » May 15th, '17, 22:16

Bok wrote:
Makes me thinking of how hard I tried to get rid of exactly those fingerprints when doing my own pottery… haha :lol:
Ha, sorry. The perfectionist in me objects to such things, but after holding in hand my feelings have changed! :)

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Bok » May 16th, '17, 01:18

Ferg wrote:
Bok wrote:
Makes me thinking of how hard I tried to get rid of exactly those fingerprints when doing my own pottery… haha :lol:
Ha, sorry. The perfectionist in me objects to such things, but after holding in hand my feelings have changed! :)
It’s much harder to let go than to be perfectionist.

Perfectionism is just patience and hard work.

To let go you have to be so good at something that you do not care anymore about perfection
(not to be confused with being sloppy).

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by jayinhk » May 16th, '17, 08:13

Bok, let's see some of your work! :)

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