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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by bonjiri » May 31st, '13, 19:10

wow

wow !

enjoying all the fabulous pieces / teaware and more !

that mark smalley piece you got there debunix rocks !

here's a glazed piece from a glaze called trap. leftovers...
since i ran out of it, i can't make anymore ...
such is life.

have a wonderful weekend all !
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by debunix » Jun 9th, '13, 00:33

Newest teawares from Petr Novak include a pair of cha he, that I asked him to make with photography in mind--in simple, light matte finishes that will enhance but not distract from the appearance of tea leaves:

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I think they came out splendidly for this use.

There was also a celadon shiboridashi, a bit larger than most of my teawares, for use in brewing larger volumes of tea at once for the tea thermos and sharing in the office (now that the sharing group is up to 5-7 people per round):

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but this little gem is the star of the batch: a tree bark finish teapot that I can't stop admiring from every angle, a little piece with amazing presence that seems thousands of years old already.

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It is also remarkable for how good the pot smells while brewing the tea--the best aspects of the teas come through with a sweet fruitiness that seems to penetrate the pot rather than come from the spout or at the edge of the lid--quite a delightful surprise.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Seeker » Jun 9th, '13, 23:52

I've been admiring and sometimes using this yunomi at my favorite tea shop/bar for quite awhile. Recently I found out the artist can't make another like it, the kiln it was made in died, and his new kiln is just too different. :(
I was fortunate enough to talk the bar into selling it to me (it had been in use for guests at the bar for years).
:mrgreen:
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Now I need to figure out how to get a kibako for it.
:D

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by victoria3 » Jun 10th, '13, 02:52

Debunix as usual your pieces are gorgeous, as are your photos and descriptions too. Lovely contrasts and tones, gnarly and smooth, conceits, thanks for posting.

And Seeker that is one fabulous yunomi you got there, with a great story too.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Seeker » Jun 10th, '13, 11:46

Thx V!

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by debunix » Jun 10th, '13, 12:29

That is a cup to celebrate and treasure for sure.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Risdt » Jun 15th, '13, 10:43

http://flic.kr/p/eMApsx
http://flic.kr/p/eMAqgz
http://flic.kr/p/eMAjMZ

Got this as a present when I was in Taiwan, could anybody tell me some more about it? No idea what's on the paper :lol: They told me it was a 'leopard cup' because of the glaze. I guess it's around 200ml.

Apologies, I don't seem to understand how to put pictures on this forum :oops:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by debunix » Jun 15th, '13, 12:43

Beautiful glaze on that cup. Nice!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Jun 15th, '13, 13:34

Seeker wrote:I've been admiring and sometimes using this yunomi at my favorite tea shop/bar for quite awhile. Recently I found out the artist can't make another like it, the kiln it was made in died, and his new kiln is just too different. :(
I was fortunate enough to talk the bar into selling it to me (it had been in use for guests at the bar for years).
:mrgreen:
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Now I need to figure out how to get a kibako for it.
:D
Great yunomi, great story! It's wonderful that the cup held your devotion for so long and finally came to be yours.
Risdt wrote:http://flic.kr/p/eMApsx
http://flic.kr/p/eMAqgz
http://flic.kr/p/eMAjMZ

Got this as a present when I was in Taiwan, could anybody tell me some more about it? No idea what's on the paper :lol: They told me it was a 'leopard cup' because of the glaze. I guess it's around 200ml.

Apologies, I don't seem to understand how to put pictures on this forum :oops:
That Tianmu (tenmoku) glaze is rich! The box cover reads (from right to left):
"Leopard Print", "Tianmu Cha Wan"= (tianmu tea bowl).

The pamphlet reads, more or less:
"Tianmu Glaze: High temperature firing, showing shiny crystals, variation of texture and colors stimulate a night-sky-like atmosphere. The shape of the bowl is settled, delicate, and not heavy. The color of the glaze appears with depths and layers, like the eye of the sky/heaven. From past to present, a tianmu bowl offers a world of unpredictable depth, a vessel of simplicity and grace, a highly sought after beauty by royalty, political members, and poets and artists."

It's a very nice piece!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Risdt » Jun 15th, '13, 15:29

Thank you for translating, now I finaly know what it says and I'm so surprised! It was my first piece of teaware I got, gifted to me by a friend of my back then girlfriend's father in Taiwan. He told me that my dad should use it for coffee :lol:

I wished I could take some better pictures because my camera doesn't do it justice, it loses a lot of depth and complexity on picture.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by yalokinh » Jun 18th, '13, 11:08

Here is a Petr Novak tree bark Teapot I received around two weeks ago. My favorite teapot.
around 70ml, the pour looks like a nice summer spring :D
came with a teaboat and teacup, will take pictures later.

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Petr Novak tree bark tea pot by ntman98, on Flickr

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Petr Novak tree bark tea pot by ntman98, on Flickr

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Petr Novak tree bark tea pot by ntman98, on Flickr

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Petr Novak tree bark tea pot by ntman98, on Flickr

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Petr Novak tree bark tea pot by ntman98, on Flickr

Got the hang of the photo thing, thanks Debunix.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Chip » Jun 18th, '13, 11:47

Sweet little treebark!

Here is a link to some instructions on how to post photos on TeaChat.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=12549

flcker may have changed a bit since this was posted, perhaps someone who uses flcker can offer some tips!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by debunix » Jun 18th, '13, 11:58

Beautiful pot.

To share those photos from Flickr, with the new screwed up format there, look at the little mail icon below the image--lower right--when you have the image alone on its own page--the rectangle with an arrow coming from it. On the dropdown menu, click 'grab the HTML/BBcode', and grab the medium or small version link for BBcode. Paste the link directly into your post--don't click the 'img' button first.

Then it will look like this

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Petr Novak tree bark tea pot by ntman98, on Flickr

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Chip » Jun 18th, '13, 12:01

Thanks debunix! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

by Risdt » Jun 18th, '13, 13:42

My new baby, thanks to mr. Bero. It's love on first sight :D

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P1010879 by ristvandeweyer

Next to a small cup

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Think I'm going to keep it for expensive wuyi teas (lets hope it'll match :roll: ).

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