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by GreenwoodStudio » Mar 8th, '12, 17:13

Just wanted to check in and show you guys this little bit different direction of work. This piece is actually earthenware (think terracotta flower pot), but fired very hot, just about as hot as it could possibly go without bloating, warping and such. I became interested in the idea after seeing the seemingly wide range of firing temp of yixing/zisha clays. This kyusu is really vitrified, the lid almost was fused after firing from the clay fluxing. This is the only one I fired as a test, but now that I know the result I'm going to fire the rest ( I have another dozen or so which should be done in a week or two) Anyhoo, I hope your all having a great teaday! :mrgreen:
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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by Chip » Mar 8th, '12, 17:16

ooooooooo ... ahhhhhh ... whoa!

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by debunix » Mar 8th, '12, 17:38

Oooh! Aaah!

(snap)

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by Chip » Mar 8th, '12, 17:43

debunix wrote:Oooh! Aaah!

(snap)

That's OK, I realllly hated that one! :twisted: :lol: 8)

:wink:

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by debunix » Mar 8th, '12, 17:50

And there will be more of them to pick from later.....

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by Chip » Mar 8th, '12, 17:52

debunix wrote:And there will be more of them to pick from later.....

Which is why you were not banned!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

Still, I always say, "a kyusu in hand is better than 2 in the TeaBush!"

Dang ... freakin' coolio Hobin set!

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by GreenwoodStudio » Mar 8th, '12, 17:57

LOL, whoa fast!! :shock: Thanks

Chip, your package should arrive by Mon. :D

.....and, a little return of the raptors :twisted:
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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by Chip » Mar 8th, '12, 18:00

... Cowboy Hobin! :mrgreen:

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by Stentor » Mar 8th, '12, 18:04

Chip wrote:... Cowboy Hobin! :mrgreen:


Now that you mention it :lol: Haha, cool. :)

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by debunix » Mar 8th, '12, 18:32

(message sent on Etsy)

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by Chip » Mar 21st, '12, 00:02

... recent arrivals from quite a few firings ago. Sweet pieces! Need to take some photos. :mrgreen:

But I really like the new works too. Unfortunately none in this order. :cry:

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by debunix » Apr 4th, '12, 17:14

After a post-office delay, my new pieces are here, including the raptor. So far, all are performing well. The 'nearly vitrified' kyusu has very nice balance and size, and being unglazed, I figure I should restrict it to one type of tea, but I haven't decided which yet. So far, it's been tried out with some light green oolong with nice results. I have been using a quite small Seong-il porcelain pot for those and this would be quite nice for those times when I do want to work with a larger volume.

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This pretty little gaiwan has given nice results with Dan Cong oolong

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and the long-awaited raptor worked beautifully with some young sheng puerh

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I did enjoy a 'hard core' gongfu session with my tiniest gaiwan and some precious Lao Ban Zhang sheng puerh, that worked beautifully with this very tiny teacup which has a nubbly Hagi-ness to it...

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and it's 'big' brother (holding maybe 100 mL vs the 50 mL of the tiniest cup) has worked well with several different teas and brewing vessels.

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Shawn described this one as 'buttery', and it really does have a golden warmth inside and out

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by GreenwoodStudio » Apr 15th, '12, 17:11

Thanks for the photos Debunix! :D

Here's a "little" something to make you guys smile :lol: :wink: :lol:
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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by debunix » Apr 15th, '12, 17:16

This is a vessel for brewing Long Jing, one leaf at a time.

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

by Lerxst2112 » Apr 16th, '12, 18:52

GREENWOODSTUDIO wrote:Image

Additional details and views available here :)
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THAT is bloody gorgeous! Have perused your site some, and now need a napkin for all the drooling. Beautiful work, sir.

Cazenovia... nice area. I was about an hour south of Albany for about 22 years. I don't envy your lake-effect snow, though. :shock:

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