Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by Drax » Jan 19th, '11, 18:07

Wow, ian, that's an amazing progression on the snowdrift!

Stentor, my Tempest doesn't have white spaces as large as yours, but definitely larger than the snowdrift. For awhile, at the bottom of the inside of the cup, the crackling lines were lighter (like a pink or light brown), where I assumed the glaze was thicker, so it was taking longer to stain.

At this point, it's pretty much all caught up all around...

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by debunix » Jan 19th, '11, 20:23

I just took an almost identical shot of the developing crackles on one of my 'tempest' cups 2 days ago (haven't had time to photoshop and post, but will do so in the general Hagi topic soon): big widely spaced lines, very different from the fine crazing of the snowdrifts.

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by Tobias » Jan 21st, '11, 17:28

Having some Yutaka Midori Kaoru Supreme LE:
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by debunix » Feb 10th, '11, 22:16

Enjoying a splendid TeaHabitat Dan Cong, Kan Tou/Stone wall edge, in the snowdrift tonight, and noticing the very complete, fine netting of crackles in the inner cup, and the near complete absence of external cracks so far. Quite delightful to watch the progress of this one.

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by debunix » Feb 10th, '12, 17:59

This has been a quiet topic for a while. I'm suing my "Snowdrifts" and today particularly noticing the fine crackles startin gto show more on the outside of the cup--not just when I look very closely, but starting to be visible in a quick glance from a few feet away. Wondering how long it will take for the staining to progress completely on the outside as much as it has on the insde--at present rates of use of about 3 days a month, 2-3 teas/day.

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by AdamMY » Feb 11th, '12, 14:28

debunix wrote: I'm suing my "Snowdrifts"

:shock: :shock: What did it do to you?

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by debunix » Feb 11th, '12, 15:17

Using (oops)

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by Chip » Feb 11th, '12, 15:34

Snowdrifts here have only ever held Sencha ... but the internal crackles are epic. Crackles are beginning to show on the exterior ... barely.

But Snowdrifts remains a fave Hagi SO piece. I would expect to see a new take on this if Eiichi is willing and able in a future SO.

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by debunix » Feb 11th, '12, 15:51

At the satellite office where I spend 3 days a month, the SnowDrifts is the only teacup I use, so it gets every kind of tea, many hours a day. I need to document it's progression properly one of these days, but it's not easy to get the right camera and the cup in the same place at the same time.

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by Chip » Feb 11th, '12, 16:46

What would be cool would be a time lapse series over months or years ... :idea:

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by woozl » Feb 11th, '12, 17:06

My snowdrift is in heavy rotation.
Only seen greens.
Inside is crazy, and out side coming along.
Maybe one of fav. SO s.
Both visually and tactile.

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Re: Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

by debunix » Feb 11th, '12, 18:05

I brought Snowdrifts to this office specifically because I can't get tired of it, and because it handles teas brewed at different temperatures so well.

To keep it all in the family, as I've been shooting my new Eiichi Commission piece, I'm drinking from my Rock, whose thin walls are tricky to manipulate when filled with hot-brewed tea. Very different performance and personalities in these two pieces.....but can't figure out which one the Commish resembles more yet because it's soaking for tomorrow's debut.

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RIP "SnowDrifts"

by debunix » Feb 21st, '17, 01:27

I took it out of the cabinet in the office today, poured a cup of tea, and set it down after a few sips. 20 minutes later I noticed a spreading wet stain on the mat under the cup. I've always wondered if a tiny bit of water leaked from a spot near the base, and I turned the cup to touch that spot--it was dry--and saw the crack. The long, multi-part crack, through the wall of the cup from the base to the rim, with a perpendicular branch at the base, and later I saw a second and then a third parallel crack not all the way through the cup. This one has been in an office in a cabinet with a door that rolls up and in and slams down with unusual force. I do not know if someone else opened the cabinet and knocked the cup out, or the lid caught it, but I suspect it met with an accident rather than succumbing to thermal stress.

Sigh.

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