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bearsbearsbears Ceramic Teaware

by bearsbearsbears » Nov 12th, '09, 13:44

Many of you know me here as an aficionado of pu'er. But my love of tea brought me to a new obsession in August 2008 when I began making ceramic teaware. Since then, I have dived in headfirst into making pots and formulating my own glazes.

Lidded forms, teapots & teaware made from dark colored clay bodies have been my recent focus. Seeing ceramics as man-made stone and firing as controlled geologic process, I try to bring rocky, earthy surface texture to my pieces. With glazes, I'm currently toying with ash glazing and mimicking high-fire glazes in a mid-fire electric kiln.

You can see my work at my etsy shop or on flickr:

http://teaware.etsy.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonf

You can read my tea musings here on teachat or at my blog:
http://puerh.blogspot.com

I look forward to your feedback!

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Chip » Nov 12th, '09, 13:54

Congratulations on your progression, Jason. I really like the "Pearl Cloud" cups ... glaze, texture, and form.

Best of luck to you!

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Janine » Nov 12th, '09, 15:37

Very nice, Jason!

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by bonjiri » Nov 12th, '09, 15:45

bearsbearsbears wrote:Many of you know me here as an aficionado of pu'er. But my love of tea brought me to a new obsession in August 2008 when I began making ceramic teaware. Since then, I have dived in headfirst into making pots and formulating my own glazes.

Lidded forms, teapots & teaware made from dark colored clay bodies have been my recent focus. Seeing ceramics as man-made stone and firing as controlled geologic process, I try to bring rocky, earthy surface texture to my pieces. With glazes, I'm currently toying with ash glazing and mimicking high-fire glazes in a mid-fire electric kiln.

You can see my work at my etsy shop or on flickr:

http://teaware.etsy.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonf

You can read my tea musings here on teachat or at my blog:
http://puerh.blogspot.com

I look forward to your feedback!

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jason welcome to tea artisan section !

nice work !

can't wait to see more pu'er teaware !

cheers !
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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by tenuki » Nov 12th, '09, 15:47

Nice work! I'll be visiting your etsy shop. :D

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by AdamMY » Nov 12th, '09, 17:00

Love the glaze on those cups!

Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by shyrabbit » Nov 12th, '09, 17:09

Welcome Jason, you'll like it here.
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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Victoria » Nov 12th, '09, 18:08

Ohhh very nice Jason!! Glad you decided to list your wares!!

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Littlepig2 » Nov 12th, '09, 21:44

Hi Jason and a welcome from me to TeaChat Teaware Artisan section.
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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Zion21 » Nov 16th, '09, 01:01

Looks beautiful!ImageKeep it up!

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by edkrueger » Nov 21st, '09, 12:24

Jason, it is good to see you started up an etsy account. I've always like your work. You said that your were self conscious about it, but I really like it. I may get something soon.

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New Work

by bearsbearsbears » Nov 24th, '09, 03:03

Thought I'd post some new pieces, just out of the kiln. Would love your feedback!

Red Stoneware Chawan with Iron Engobe and Thin "Hagi" glaze
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Egg-shaped Jar 2, yellow stoneware washed with local iron-heavy clay:
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Pair of Guinomi, red stoneware with iron crystal glaze:
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Re: New Work

by bonjiri » Nov 24th, '09, 05:28

bearsbearsbears wrote:Thought I'd post some new pieces, just out of the kiln. Would love your feedback!

Red Stoneware Chawan with Iron Engobe and Thin "Hagi" glaze
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Egg-shaped Jar 2, yellow stoneware washed with local iron-heavy clay:
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Pair of Guinomi, red stoneware with iron crystal glaze:
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jason

this red clay chawan looks so holdable

wow

what does the inside look like ?

the foot is cooL !

the handcarved aspect is sweet !

cheers !

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Re: New Work

by Mrs. Chip » Nov 24th, '09, 12:28

bearsbearsbears wrote:Thought I'd post some new pieces, just out of the kiln. Would love your feedback!
Red Stoneware Chawan with Iron Engobe and Thin "Hagi" glaze
Very nice wares, bears. :D

Great job on all of them, but I really like the first one. Very creative and the colors flow really nicely and of course, the glaze tops it off.

Thanks for sharing with us and looking forward to seeing more and more of your beautiful works.

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My Faux Yixing Attempt

by bearsbearsbears » Dec 8th, '09, 23:15

This was an attempt ot make an yixing-looking pot, based loosely on the "shi piao" shape. The red stoneware has lots of soluble salts that come to the surface as the piece dries and fluxes the surface when it's fired. It's like self-glazing clay; on this piece, the effect is very exaggerated. You can see what the clay is like without this effect in the picture showing the skirt of the lid.

It pours beautifully, but I need to see if the clay is too porous when making tea. I look forward to testing it!

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