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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Victoria » Dec 9th 09 11:58 am

Wow, that is cool looking! Nice job!

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Update, new pieces

by bearsbearsbears » Mar 15th 10 8:52 pm

Hey TeaChatters,

It's been a few months since I posted here. Much of my time in the studio has been spent testing glazes. I got my hands on some local granite (from near Lake Arrowhead), and have been testing away.

I have made some new pieces since my last post. Here's one, a thrown and carved chawan, glazed in white with some blue and brown glaze accents.

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The carving reminds me of paths going up the side of a cliff. It's hefty for its size at a solid 600g.

The "floating foot" is something I *ahem* borrowed from Cory Lum. It is a cool effect:

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More pics below. You can see the "breaking" of the glaze in the detail pics, as well as how the iron clay "bled" threw the interior glaze, producing some interesting spotting.

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Chip » Mar 15th 10 8:57 pm

Wow, you have really progressed!!! Great piece, Jason!

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Mrs. Chip » Mar 15th 10 8:59 pm

Chip wrote:Wow, you have really progressed!!! Great piece, Jason!
+1, I just love the shape and I agree with your statement:
The carving reminds me of paths going up the side of a cliff
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Thanks for sharing. 8)

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Re: Update, new pieces

by Dreamer » Mar 15th 10 10:44 pm

Jason,

Just last night I was "shopping" on etsy and drooling over this bowl! It looks so very touchable...so smoothly rough or is it roughly smooth.

Wow 600g is hefty...could be a weapon in an emergency...martial arts and tea cross paths again!

Can't wait to see more!

Thanks so much for sharing,
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bearsbearsbears wrote:
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The carving reminds me of paths going up the side of a cliff. It's hefty for its size at a solid 600g.

The "floating foot" is something I *ahem* borrowed from Cory Lum. It is a cool effect:

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Re: Jason Fasi (bearsbearsbears) Ceramic Teaware

by Littlepig2 » Mar 16th 10 1:00 am

Yummy--lovely fasi bear!

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Re: My Faux Yixing Attempt

by futurebird » Apr 15th 13 12:12 am

bearsbearsbears wrote:This was an attempt ot make an yixing-looking pot, based loosely on the "shi piao" shape. The red stoneware has lots of soluble salts that come to the surface as the piece dries and fluxes the surface when it's fired. It's like self-glazing clay; on this piece, the effect is very exaggerated. You can see what the clay is like without this effect in the picture showing the skirt of the lid.

It pours beautifully, but I need to see if the clay is too porous when making tea. I look forward to testing it!

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Nice, was this slab-built?

How big is it?