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Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Jan 13th 11 5:57 pm

Hi, I'm just starting to get situated on here, I am a potter in Eugene, Or. I really got into teaware because of my fascination with sung-dynasty glazes, as well as the qualities of the clays used. This same fascination also led me to developing a body of work from locally sourced materials, which works well in Oregon as we are a very volcanic state, and many materials I need are close at hand. I often recover materials that have been misplaced by construction or other projects, as I think re-appropriation of waste in all forms is critical in our modern culture. I will be posting work as it comes out of the kiln, and welcome any questions or conversation.

Jayme Allen

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by IPT » Jan 13th 11 6:56 pm

Welcom, and II can't wait to see your pieces.

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by andrzej bero » Jan 13th 11 9:17 pm

Greetings and wish you good firing!

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by Firebug Pottery » Jan 13th 11 9:26 pm

Here are some teapots from this last weeks firing, I'll get some more pics rounded up soon.
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by Chip » Jan 13th 11 10:57 pm

Welcome Firebug to the TA's of TeaChat. Tell us, aren't all potters firebugs!!!??? :mrgreen:

Love the early kyusu work you have been doing ... definitely see a Firebug original kyusu added to the kyusu line-up.

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by Firebug Pottery » Jan 14th 11 12:41 am

Chip wrote:Tell us, aren't all potters firebugs!!!???

Absolutely! I think "potter" is just a short way of saying "controlled pyromaniac" :lol:

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by debunix » Jan 14th 11 1:34 am

Nice pots, and in especially nice sizes. Do you build in filters?

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by Firebug Pottery » Jan 14th 11 1:39 am

We'll see how these work.
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by JBaymore » Jan 14th 11 11:04 am

Welcome to the TAs, Jayme.

best,

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by Nenugal » Jan 14th 11 11:20 am

Very nice pots! I'm looking forward to see pictures of more of your work.

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by Petr Novák » Jan 14th 11 8:03 pm

welcome Jayme,

I like the soft feeling of your kyusu...are those made from "Oregon" clay?

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by Firebug Pottery » Jan 14th 11 8:10 pm

Yes, the clay actually came from the excavation for the new Matthew Knight basketball arena- which is within 1/4 mile of the ceramics department here- talk about local clay! :P

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by bonjiri » Jan 18th 11 10:51 am

firebug

beautiful kyusu
can't wait to see more !

can u please post some photos of your lids ?

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Chip » Feb 1st 11 1:45 am

Sooooo, how is the kyusu project coming along? Inquiring minds want to know. :mrgreen:

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Re: Firebug Pottery- Teaware from local sources

by Firebug Pottery » Feb 23rd 11 3:55 am

Well, I've been making production work, haven't been on the Kyusu project for a little while, also working on making my next batch of clay, so once I get that aged a little, I'll get back to it. I'll get some pics of those lids on here someday. I got some small tea bowls in the kiln, should have them out by next Monday, I'll post pics if I do any good. :D