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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by debunix » Sep 29th, '12, 01:20

Tasty!

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by AdamMY » Nov 20th, '12, 13:19

New Teaset arrived yesterday. Just got around to snapping some pictures while I am on my second session with it.

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Park Jong Il Teaset by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

Look at those fawn spots!
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Park Jong Il Teapot (teaset) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

3 of these nice little guys, with varying amount of fawn spots too!

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Park Jong Il Teacup (teaset) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

A water cooler/ faircup, which look at the handle and its angle, and look for another thread about it soon.

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Park Jong Il Faircup - Water cooler ( teaset) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by needaTEAcher » Nov 20th, '12, 18:15

What did you brew in this lovely set, Adam?

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by AdamMY » Nov 20th, '12, 18:41

needaTEAcher wrote:What did you brew in this lovely set, Adam?



I am using it for Balhyocha. Mostly those thin and wiry leaves, that are seemingly all but none of the following categories: oolong, red, yellow tea.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by Alex » Nov 21st, '12, 13:53

brandon wrote:Ido style guinomi, age unknown.

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*tears* that is soooo nice. Great taste as always B

Nice set Adam. That teapot looks quirky....me likes!

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by AdamMY » Dec 2nd, '12, 12:55

Oh my, does it stain!

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Park Jong Il Teapot Staining by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by debunix » Dec 2nd, '12, 15:06

Like my first little Seong-Il teapot that went crackly in about 3 uses--I can hardly remember what it looked like before! But interestingly it's big sibling, made with the same clay, is very slow to develop.

Yours is just gorgeous.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by needaTEAcher » Dec 2nd, '12, 21:46

brandon wrote:Ido style guinomi, age unknown.

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That strongly reminds me of a cup my friend has, made by a master potter. The price was unreasonably high, but my friend got hers because it cracked. A tiny crack to be sure, but still there.

Still works, and it feels amazing in the hands!

Beautiful cup.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by hopeofdawn » Dec 3rd, '12, 11:21

debunix wrote:Like my first little Seong-Il teapot that went crackly in about 3 uses--I can hardly remember what it looked like before! But interestingly it's big sibling, made with the same clay, is very slow to develop.


Actually, it's really funny--of all the teaware I've acquired, including a couple of hagi pieces via SO offerings, the only piece I've ever had leak is one of my Seong-Il pots--this one, in fact.

(Edit--changed the picture to one of my own, since the original gallery picture was broken. Apologies for the poor lighting!)

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It actually doesn't leak so much as just kind of 'sweat' tea--if I leave tea/tea leaves sitting in it for any length of time, the exterior crackles will darken and fine tea-dots will form at the junctures of the crackles in several places. But it never leaks out onto the tray or the cloth beneath--it just stays on the surface, and creates some very pretty tea-crackles instead. (The dots of dried tea can be wiped off after use--they don't seem to create any splotches or anything, which is also nice.)

It's the only Seong-Il piece I have that does this, oddly enough. This particular pot is unglazed stoneware on the inside, and a shino glaze on the outside--maybe that's what contributes to the effect? Either way, it's become one of my favorite pots, and it's very fun to see ...

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by AdamMY » Jan 12th, '13, 11:56

Posted photos of this guy before. Here is an action shot in which he steals the light.

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Park Jong Il Teacup by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


A Teacup made by Park Jong Il, likely 100-120 ml, though great shape for all sorts of different teas.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by hopeofdawn » Jan 13th, '13, 16:31

One of my new favorite pots ... porcelain with shino glaze, by Hong Seong-Il.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by AdamMY » Jan 13th, '13, 16:34

Nice! I'm using my Seong-Il pot right now. While I like my pot, I really wish I went with one with a nice shino glaze outside.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by debunix » Jan 13th, '13, 17:27

I've finally got a few nice shots of the new lotus-decorated celadon teapot by Yi Yong Cheol. I particularly love the subtlety of the decoration--barely visible in the first shot here

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A little more obvious here

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but quite clear here:

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And it's not only lovely, it brews and pours beautifully. It's gotten a LOT of use since it came home.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by David R. » Jan 14th, '13, 08:53

Very nice debunix. Very harmonious design.

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Re: The unofficial/official Korean Teaware Topic

by hopeofdawn » Jan 14th, '13, 11:27

Very elegant, especially with that style of side handle!

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