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by Chip » Aug 28th 13 3:36 pm

Wild handles and lid knobs!

Are all the screens like the one screen pictured?

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by JRS22 » Aug 28th 13 5:07 pm

My recent purchases of KIM EUNG CHUL teaware. The colors are more intense than shown in these photos but the pots feel as graceful as they appear. I thought I'd have no use for a 'huge' 200 ml pot but in fact it's quite useful for Chinese greens and for the chamomile that I try to drink every day for medicinal purposes.

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by Tead Off » Aug 28th 13 5:48 pm

Chip wrote:Wild handles and lid knobs!

Are all the screens like the one screen pictured?
Yes, all screens are like the one pictured. Flat, not balled.

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by Geekgirl » Sep 5th 13 4:49 am

Received my Oribe pot and server yesterday. (Seong Il) They are exquisite. I enjoyed my tea all afternoon.

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by Tead Off » Sep 5th 13 1:38 pm

Geekgirl wrote:Received my Oribe pot and server yesterday. (Seong Il) They are exquisite. I enjoyed my tea all afternoon.
Super!

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by kikula » Sep 5th 13 2:39 pm

My daughter just asked me why I was smiling at my computer screen. I said, "Teaware."
Something about these pieces, both artists, just make me feel happy. So graceful and bouyant and sweet-souled.
They are wonderful.

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by Tead Off » Sep 6th 13 2:24 am

kikula wrote:My daughter just asked me why I was smiling at my computer screen. I said, "Teaware."
Something about these pieces, both artists, just make me feel happy. So graceful and bouyant and sweet-souled.
They are wonderful.
For me, the artistic elements are very appealing and both artists execute in different ways. That is only the beginning, though. The actual tea-making is really where they shine even more. All clays are pure with no additives. Most of Seong il's works have unglazed interiors. Eung Chul's vary between glazed and unglazed. I have found that these teapots work with all kinds of teas, even puerh, young and old. I always have to hold myself back from praising the results of this work in other threads as it would be taken as self-promoting, but I can't say enough good things about them.

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by Tead Off » Sep 11th 13 12:54 pm

5 New teapots from Hong Seong il. 80-100ml capacity. Please enjoy them here.

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by Tead Off » Feb 21st 14 12:16 pm

Friends,

Because of the enormous problem that tea drinkers have in trying to choose well made Yixing teapots with unadulterated clays online, I will be showcasing some specially commissioned teapots from a workshop in Yixing by someone here in Thailand. All the teapots have good clays, and are picked for their classic shapes, workmanship, and value. All are private label seals in Thai, with year of manufacture. Workshop seal is inside the lid. All have proved to be good brewing vessels for various teas by myself and fellow tea drinkers here in Bangkok. The prices will be very competitive for entry level, half-handmade teapots. The aesthetics should also be immediately be apparent. Clays will be modern zhuni from Zhao Zhuang Mountain, zi ni, and a special mix of zi ni and duanni which creates an interesting visual. These will be available in limited quantity. They are all special orders and will not be available for ordering again when they are sold out. Sizes are for those that favor smaller teapots.

Feel free to ask any questions. I will post again as soon as the photos are prepared and put on my site.

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by Tead Off » Feb 21st 14 4:12 pm

Dear Friends,

Because of the enormous problem that tea drinkers have in trying to choose well made Yixing teapots with unadulterated clays online, I will be showcasing some specially commissioned teapots from a workshop in Yixing by someone here in Thailand. All the teapots have good clays, and are picked for their classic shapes, workmanship, and value. All are private label seals in Thai, with year of manufacture. Workshop seal is inside the lid. All have proved to be good brewing vessels for various teas by myself and fellow tea drinkers here in Bangkok. The prices will be very competitive for entry level, half-handmade teapots. The aesthetics should also be immediately be apparent. Clays will be modern zhuni from Zhao Zhuang Mountain, zi ni, and a special mix of zi ni and duanni which creates an interesting visual. These will be available in limited quantity. They are all special orders and will not be available for ordering again when they are sold out. Sizes are for those that favor smaller teapots.

The teapots are gas fired twice at about 1200C. The clay particles are sized through a #60 sieve. These were made in 2012 and 2013.

Please let me know if you have any questions. The link is:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/coksd8fhw7eb249/OjeRnaxrDv
Photo 1a shows a wet spot on lid collar that looks dark.
Photo 2a shows the lid off kilter. Lid slipped when photographed.
Both are perfect. Lids fit well.

Best Regards,

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by William » Feb 21st 14 4:34 pm

Hi TeadOff,

Pm sent.

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by Devoted135 » Feb 21st 14 5:50 pm

*yoink* :!: :mrgreen: 8)

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by the_economist » Feb 22nd 14 5:47 am

Ah is this how the extremely graceful and apparently not-quite-extinct (?) zhaozhuang zhuni clay looks like? Fascinating. Whoever commissioned them must have quite the ability to bargain with the potters. Congratulations on finding such a source.

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by Tead Off » Feb 22nd 14 6:15 am

the_economist wrote:Ah is this how the extremely graceful and apparently not-quite-extinct (?) zhaozhuang zhuni clay looks like? Fascinating. Whoever commissioned them must have quite the ability to bargain with the potters. Congratulations on finding such a source.
You might want to read this article here

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by Tead Off » Feb 22nd 14 8:31 am

For those who need an explanation to what is referred to as 'half-handmade', please click here.