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Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Jan 13th, '11, 12:57

Hi, I'm just starting to get situated on here, I am a potter in Eugene, Or. I really got into teaware because of my fascination with sung-dynasty glazes, as well as the qualities of the clays used. This same fascination also led me to developing a body of work from locally sourced materials, which works well in Oregon as we are a very volcanic state, and many materials I need are close at hand. I often recover materials that have been misplaced by construction or other projects, as I think re-appropriation of waste in all forms is critical in our modern culture. I will be posting work as it comes out of the kiln, and welcome any questions or conversation.

Jayme Allen

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by IPT » Jan 13th, '11, 13:56

Welcom, and II can't wait to see your pieces.

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by andrzej bero » Jan 13th, '11, 16:17

Greetings and wish you good firing!

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Jan 13th, '11, 16:26

Here are some teapots from this last weeks firing, I'll get some more pics rounded up soon.
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100ml. Kyusu
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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Chip » Jan 13th, '11, 17:57

Welcome Firebug to the TA's of TeaChat. Tell us, aren't all potters firebugs!!!??? :mrgreen:

Love the early kyusu work you have been doing ... definitely see a Firebug original kyusu added to the kyusu line-up.

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Jan 13th, '11, 19:41

Chip wrote:Tell us, aren't all potters firebugs!!!???

Absolutely! I think "potter" is just a short way of saying "controlled pyromaniac" :lol:

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by debunix » Jan 13th, '11, 20:34

Nice pots, and in especially nice sizes. Do you build in filters?

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Jan 13th, '11, 20:39

We'll see how these work.
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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by JBaymore » Jan 14th, '11, 06:04

Welcome to the TAs, Jayme.

best,

................john

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by Nenugal » Jan 14th, '11, 06:20

Very nice pots! I'm looking forward to see pictures of more of your work.

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Petr Novák » Jan 14th, '11, 15:03

welcome Jayme,

I like the soft feeling of your kyusu...are those made from "Oregon" clay?

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Jan 14th, '11, 15:10

Yes, the clay actually came from the excavation for the new Matthew Knight basketball arena- which is within 1/4 mile of the ceramics department here- talk about local clay! :P

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by bonjiri » Jan 18th, '11, 05:51

firebug

beautiful kyusu
can't wait to see more !

can u please post some photos of your lids ?

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cory (bonjiri)

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Chip » Jan 31st, '11, 20:45

Sooooo, how is the kyusu project coming along? Inquiring minds want to know. :mrgreen:

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Feb 22nd, '11, 22:55

Well, I've been making production work, haven't been on the Kyusu project for a little while, also working on making my next batch of clay, so once I get that aged a little, I'll get back to it. I'll get some pics of those lids on here someday. I got some small tea bowls in the kiln, should have them out by next Monday, I'll post pics if I do any good. :D

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