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

by JBaymore » Jun 22nd 10 1:15 am

Got a little "good press" on the "Seacoast Master Artists" invitational show:

http://www.vimeo.com/12640272

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

by Chip » Jun 22nd 10 2:13 am

Excellent John! :mrgreen:

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

by JBaymore » Jul 30th 10 5:15 pm

Chanoyu at New Hampshire Institute of Art
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I was teaching a seminar type course called "Making Handbuilt Chawan" this summer (2010). The 7 students participating in the class made a series of bowls specific to actual tea ceremony use (as opposed the the more usual American casual "toss off" of the whole teabowl concept). They utilized pinching and carving to form them, they were glazed, and gas fired to Orton cone 10.

As part of the final critique of their work, we held an infomal tea ceremony, which is more correctly maybe called 茶会 or Chakai rather than Chanoyu. We did only usucha. Our little "ceremony" was very informal, and just attempted to allude to the real sequence of events and graceful choreographed movements. We used the 立礼 ( Ryurei) style of ceremony as the basis for the temae, which is suited for sitting at western tables and chairs (although the student hosting in the picture above still decided to sit seiza).

Each student got a chance to act as the host and as a guest. I scripted out the tamae for them, step by step, and one student helped "direct" the participants. I acted sort of like the "executive director", offering suggestions at times, commentary on the procedure, and slightly adjusting hand positions and movements and such. By the fourth and fifth full run throughs..... they were getting it down reasonably well for first timers.

The chawan were made by the students themselves, and they selected them based on criteria we were studying and the person whom they chose as their guest. Everyone got a chance to make tea in their own bowl.

We really had to "ad lib" on the furniture and the setting :wink: . I set up a little "tokonoma" and had a Japanese scroll hung and an Oribe hanaire with a bud and flower of Queen Anne's Lace that I picked in my yard. We did not have a table that allowed the exact correct placement of the chadogu, but it was close. (And unfortunately, there were paper handouts all around.)

The furo was one of my ceramic pieces, the chagama was a Meiji one from my collection, the natsume was a contemporary Kyoto lacquer piece from my collection, and the chashaku was a contemporary Tsugaru lacquered one of mine. The hishaku and chasen were from my collection and were "general pieces" brough home from Japan (nothing really special).

The futaoki was a piece from a NHIA ceramics graduate (Belinda Bodnar), the mizusashi was a piece by NH potter Don Campbell from the Institute's permanent collection, the kensui was a piece from fellow faculty member Chris Archer.

A few more potters now have a little understanding of tea ceremony and teawares. A fun course to teach.

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

by bonjiri » Jul 31st 10 12:01 am

john

fantastic !

wow !

love to see more photographs of the finished pieces

what a wonderful way to share tea !

cheers john !

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

by Littlepig2 » Jul 31st 10 2:54 am

John,
so lovely

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

by Chip » Jul 31st 10 4:12 am

Excellent John. Yeah some more photos of at least the chawan would be great.

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

by Robert Fornell » Jul 31st 10 2:40 pm

Sounds like a great class John taught by a very capable sensei. A few pics please!

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

by JBaymore » Jul 31st 10 5:28 pm

Thanks all for the kind comments.

Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of the individual pieces themselves,... just a few shots during the chakai. Sorry.

Each of them had at least one good piece (relative to their individual development points)....which is the goal. A couple had some decent ones on a broader scale.

The shino chawan in use on the table in the photo was a particularly nice one.

I'll see if I can get pix from some of them.... but no promises.

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

by JBaymore » Aug 1st 10 6:59 pm

"Tea and Flowers"
John Baymore solo invitational

Chi-Lin Asian Arts
17 Lake Street, PO Box 915
Meredith, NH 03253
(603)-279-8663

M-Sa 10—6; Su 1—4 by chance
Closed Tues & always by appointment


August 6th through September 19th
Artist's Reception August 7th 5-7 PM
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This exhibition is specifically of teawares, mostly for Chanoyu (although there will also be some yunomi) and flower vases for tea ceremony. I hope that maybe one or more fellow TeaChat members might be in the NH area during the show run. Love to meet you if you can hit the reception.

Pictured above, (l to r) American-shino glazed mizusashi, yakishime hanaire, blue-Nuka glazed chawan, granite glazed dark stoneware chaire.

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

by bonjiri » Aug 2nd 10 8:51 pm

john

have a wonderful show !

i wish i can view it !

please post many photographs so we can see your wonderful pieces !

sending you many well wishes for a successful exhibition !

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

by JBaymore » Aug 6th 10 4:55 pm

"Tea and Flowers"
John Baymore solo invitational

Chi-Lin Asian Arts

Selected Works from the Exhibition

Ido-style thrown chawan with opalescent chun blue exterior and nuka interior.
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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Mrs. Chip » Aug 6th 10 4:58 pm

Absolutely STUNNING John! Just love it, thank you for sharing with us!

The opalescent chun blue exterior is just gorgeous, and I love the 'drips'.

Could you also share the inside for us?

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by JBaymore » Aug 6th 10 5:02 pm

Continued...........

Gourd-shaped dark stoneware chaire with porcelain lid. Copper green oribe style glaze on the upper part, unglazed lower.
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Gourd-shaped hanging wall vase in the "Iga" style, unglazed with shizenyu effects and shell markings. Fired three times.
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Nuka glazed dark stoneware yunomi with overglaze painting of flowers.
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by JBaymore » Aug 6th 10 5:07 pm

Continued...........


Ido-style chawan with tenmoku glazed exterior and nuka glazed interior.
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by JBaymore » Aug 6th 10 5:13 pm

Continued..........


Shigaraki-style gourd shaped flower arranging vase. Coarse clay body containing chunks of silica, feldspar, and granite. Thin coating of American shino glaze and lots of fly ash.

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Yakishime hanaire for tokonoma flower arrangement. Shizenyu.
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Shizenyu wall hanging vase for use in the tokonoma.
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There you have a little "mini-exhibition". There are about 75 pieces in the actual exhibition.

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