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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by ginkgo » Jun 30th 12 7:45 pm

JBaymore wrote:Here is an Ido-style chawan I threw in New Hampshire, bisque fired here, and then took 1/2 way around the world and fired in MunGyeong, Korea using their glazes and fired in a Korean-style climbing kiln.
JohnBaymore-IdoStyleChawan-MadeInNH-Fierd InMungyeongKorea.jpg
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YES !!! you're is weel glazed and arrive without any crashes !!! :D ! Mine had collapsed :shock: :lol:

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Chip » Jul 19th 12 2:47 pm

Happy Birthday, professor/potter JB!

Hoping for a healthier new birthyear for you!

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Jul 20th 12 6:13 pm

Thank you, Chip.

Spent most of the day yesterday in Boston at the MFA with my wife. A good day.

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PS: They have a small teaware exhibition up at the moment.

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Saladin » Jul 21st 12 10:52 pm

John ,

I'm going to be In Boston next month. Do they have the MFA back together? Do they have any new pots on display or the same old collection? Ben always messed with my head saying they had large Hamada pieces out long before I arrived at Mass. Art.

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Jul 22nd 12 2:14 am

John,

There is a small show on teawares in one of the Asian arts galleries at the moment. Some really nice pieces of ceramic, iron, wood, lacquer, bamboo, and so on. From old to contemporary. I think it will still be up when you are there. Mostly new works I haven't seen before.

The MFA has one of the best collections of Japanese arts in the USA. I have a good friend whose grandfather was responsible for the museum's Japanese collection just prior to WWII. She sometimes loans me pieces retained by the family that did not go to the museum collection for teaching purposes. Some fantastic pieces and books.

Unfortunately...... the MFA keeps 99 percent of it all locked up in the archives. In fact, I was in Tokyo back in May 2012 and the featured show at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Koen was ........ from the collection of the MFA in Boston! The place was PACKED with Japanese nationals looking at the show.... which was FANTASTIC! And absolutely HUGE in scope........gallery after gallery packed with things. Probably could have filled the entire main MFA space in Boston. Stuff I've NEVER seen out displayed at the actual MFA. It is absurd that I have to travel 1/2 way around the world to see this stuff. (It was pure chance that I saw it.) Sorry..... can't post photos from inside... it was a "no photos" exhibition.
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There is some different stuff out in Boston.... but not huge amounts. Haven't seen a Hamada Shoji piece displayed in years.

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Saladin » Jul 22nd 12 9:49 pm

John,

Wow, what a coincidence to see that show in Japan! I think I saw the catalog for sale on Ebay... Sounds amazing.
Thanks for this thoughtful posting.. I always had a hard time with the fact that the pots just never rotated at the MFA, but the paintings and everything else did. I remember that some curators from Japan in the mid 90's came over to help them identify and catalog some of the collection and some new (old) Seto pieces went on display that year. They didn't know what they had evidently.
One of the highlights of my youth was visiting the Freer and Sackler in D.C. and my brother arranged for me to go downstairs to handle some of the collections. I was able to handle some Momoyama Mino wares of Oribe and Shino, as well as a Wakeo Toshisada chawan (killer piece) and some Hamada pots too (a great Shinsaku chawan). I remember Ben being quite jealous of the Oribe dish with a bamboo handle I was able to examine. It was a fantastic experience. I'm envious of your pottery lending friend!
I'll try to hit the MFA for sure and of course make my pilgrimage to the Pucker.. I always seem to miss the pottery shows when I return home alas.

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John

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Jul 26th 12 10:22 pm

Here is the catalog for the invitational Chawan exhibition on now at the Cavin-Morris Gallery in New York City:

http://issuu.com/cavinmorris/docs/chawa ... =%23222222

Yeah..... I've got work in it :wink: .

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by GreenwoodStudio » Jul 26th 12 10:43 pm

So nice to see them. I wish I could hold every one of them!

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by debunix » Jul 27th 12 12:04 am

There's an amazing, gorgeous array of work on display there, from the humblest, lumpiest, wabi-sabi-est, to the sleekest, polished, slickest pieces.

Will the pieces in the exhibition be for sale? The catalog doesn't say....

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Drax » Jul 27th 12 12:12 am

Wow, a stunning array. I love the use of the drawn flower on the unglazed part of the one piece.

Also noticed Robert Fornell in there, too, toward the end w/ a mizusashi.

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Jul 27th 12 12:20 am

Debunix, yes, all of the work is for sale to my knowledge. Contact the gallery if you have an interest in any of the work....or better yet stop by if you can. Chawan really do demand to be handled in selecting them...... particularly if you are planning on actual Chanoyu use.

Yes, Robert Fornell is in the exhibition too (and he was one of the 3 curators of the show). He has chawan as well a a couple of mizusashi. The last few pages of the catlaog have bios of all the artists included.

Drax, if you are talking about my bowl, glad you liked the flowers. It is a slight "twist" on traditional oribe work.

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by debunix » Jul 27th 12 12:41 am

JBaymore wrote: Chawan really do demand to be handled in selecting them......
Travel to NYC is not in the cards right now, and with the new house, probably a new chawan is not either, but one can always dream of the 'surprisingly affordable' piece....

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Chip » Jul 27th 12 2:50 am

Wowza ... that is an incredible show! Beautiful pieces, John.

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Jul 27th 12 3:31 am

debunix wrote:
JBaymore wrote: Chawan really do demand to be handled in selecting them......
Travel to NYC is not in the cards right now, and with the new house, probably a new chawan is not either, but one can always dream of the 'surprisingly affordable' piece....

"new house" .... "chawan"........ clearly you have your priorities in the wrong order :lol: :lol: :lol: .

Chip... where is the TeaChat Teaware Priority Training Team? :wink:

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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Jul 27th 12 3:32 am

Chip wrote:Wowza ... that is an incredible show! Beautiful pieces, John.
Thanks, Chip. :)

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