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

by FiveStar » Aug 29th 14 10:44 pm

Beautiful, John! Looks very nice and tidy. Looks pretty tall inside. Big enough to stand/stoop in? Sure makes loading nice.

What's that hanging above? Never seen one!

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

by JBaymore » Aug 30th 14 2:42 am

Thanks. The students did a fantastic job in the 14 straight days it took to build it.

The last rear step stacking height is just over 48" high. At the front at the highest point (after the tapering front from the door rises upward) I can JUST stand upright.....I'm 5' 9" tall.

The object over the kiln is a Shimenawa with shide......... a Shinto purification/blessing braided rice straw rope, with paper cutouts hanging below. There is also a Shinto Kamidana in the eaves of the kiln shelter building for the Kamagamisama. And before we started the whole build on the site we purified the site with salt.

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by blairswhitaker » Aug 30th 14 11:17 am

wow, great looking Kiln! takes me back to my university days when I took a Kiln building class.

When do you break it in? will the students have to build/throw work throughout the semester or is this the accumulation of the course they were involved in?

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by Chip » Aug 31st 14 6:32 pm

That's a beauty, John!

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by Seeker » Sep 1st 14 6:47 pm

really gorgeous.
would love to see that baby in action!

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by JBaymore » Sep 4th 14 12:20 pm

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I am pleased to say that I am off to be one of the presenters at the International Academy of Ceramics General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland.

See you all when I get back.

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by JBaymore » Oct 6th 14 4:39 am

And one more time with the international travel bit............

I am headed off on Tuesday to the People's Republic of China to be a presenter and exhibit at the 2nd World Tea Culture and Ceramics Symposium in Chong Qing and also to exhibit work at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Festival.

See you all in a little while.

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

by Fuut » Oct 7th 14 7:07 pm

Sounds interesting! Any chance it will be taped?

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by JBaymore » Oct 20th 14 1:23 am

Back from China. Exhausted..... but what a great time. Drank enough good teas to float an aircraft carrier. Learned a lot. The exhibition was great. My presentations went well. Had TV and still cameras stuffed in my face constantly. A lot of the main "tea industry" people in China were there....got to meet a lot of them.

In fact, I served tea myself (US South Carolina grown "American Heritage") to Dr. Sunsay Yu, Chairman of the Chinese Tea Culture International Exchange Association.

All in all... quite sucessful. (I expect to be back in Beijing next year too.)

On the way home my whole carry-on was packed full of teas.....both gifts to me and purchases. Pu-er-s, oolongs, white, ....ah... the coming joys. Even the US Customs agent when I entered the US commented "That's a lot of tea!".

A couple of pictures soon.

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

by JBaymore » Oct 20th 14 1:28 am

Almost finished loading the brand new anagama (named Fushigigama) at the college today. Firing coming up October 30, 31, November 1 and 2.

Blair....... lots of my Chawan in there ...... hopefully one will be good enough to be destined for your Chakai there in Kyoto. Red circles in photo mark a few of them. Lots more also.
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by debunix » Oct 20th 14 3:08 am

Sounds like a great trip....and the loaded kiln is very promising. Hope the firing goes well!

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

by andrzej bero » Oct 23rd 14 9:50 pm

Hi John, it sounds like you had a very intensive time in China. I wonder how this will affect your art.

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John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by blairswhitaker » Oct 24th 14 12:04 am

JBaymore wrote:Almost finished loading the brand new anagama (named Fushigigama) at the college today. Firing coming up October 30, 31, November 1 and 2.

Blair....... lots of my Chawan in there ...... hopefully one will be good enough to be destined for your Chakai there in Kyoto. Red circles in photo mark a few of them. Lots more also.
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Wow! This is super exciting! Sounds like you had a great trip to China as well.

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

by JBaymore » Oct 24th 14 10:33 pm

Some images from the 2nd Tea Culture Symposium held at Sambong Hot Springs Resort in the mountains outside ChongQing, People's Republic of China at the beginning of October 2014.
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The main stage where a lot of stuff happened.
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The resort area from the top of a mountain I climbed.
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Re: John Baymore ... Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Oct 24th 14 10:37 pm

Opening ceremony
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During the opening, small groups of us sitt ing at tables had tea served to us by a group of women. "Pecking order" was evident as is often the case in Asia, by the location of the table. I was impressed...... was in the second row of a LOT of tables.
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Professor Yucel Basegit (Turkey) -to my left- and I were the only invited non-Asians at the whole event. We stood out like a "sore thumb".
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