cory Lum (bonjiri) chadogu

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portrait by k-ko !

by bonjiri » Jun 12th 09 10:40 am

k-ko a famous portrait photographer in japan was kind enough to make a portrait w/ her wild film camera


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shot with fuji 4x5 instant film

sitting on the magic chair ! thank u !

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sharing some pieces

by bonjiri » Jun 12th 09 5:51 pm

aloha all !


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28-inch large porcelain platter ! copper red

more to come ! sharing w/ moss ! this is for u man !

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teapot

by bonjiri » Jun 12th 09 5:53 pm

aloha



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chuckles. the above is nearly life-sized. about 3.5 inches height

i got better making teapots cuz my other half kept breaking the spouts

hehe ! [/img]

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kaneshige toyo sensei's shobai dogu

by bonjiri » Jun 12th 09 7:42 pm

the wonderful handmade tools of kaneshige sensei

residing in imbe, okayama. japan


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this is where my inspiration for handmade tools came from. no more store bought tools for me !

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by Zygote » Jun 12th 09 8:40 pm

Nice tools... Your tools define your work. I'd love to spend a week or 2 playing with those.

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today

by bonjiri » Jun 14th 09 3:32 am

aloha !

today, danny came by the ceramics studio with his HD video camera.

he shot a bunch of videos. soon to be posted

thanks
!

cory

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by Seeker » Jun 14th 09 5:09 am

Wow, Cory.
That tea pot is simply awesome!
Ever think about making with sasame?
Love the sasame for gyokuro!

Cheers!

ps - I can hardly wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Counting the hours.

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cool futaoki

by bonjiri » Jun 15th 09 9:11 am

thrown, altered and carved


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soda fired , cone 10. size 2 inches high

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three amigos

by bonjiri » Jun 15th 09 11:31 am

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three guinomi. same glaze same firing. different locations.

left, got extreme cooling reduction . whoa !

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by Chip » Jun 15th 09 12:16 pm

bonjiri wrote:greetings all

i was tossing the idea about having a dozen or so 'grab bag' yunomi ?

it would be sold thru etsy... just fielding an idea. also it would be affordable

they would be hand selected yunomi in various incarnations in brown bags... good luck bags or 'fukubukuro' as its called in japan.

and most of all, hand selected pieces of my work ! not krap !

please post thoughts and rants

cheers

cory

http://corylum.etsy.com
Mod Edit: Moved to Cory's topic from General Forum per forum rules.
Chip
Tea drinker who happens to Moderate ...
blah blah blah SENCHA blah blah blah!!!

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Re: three amigos

by Mrs. Chip » Jun 15th 09 1:36 pm

bonjiri wrote:Image

three guinomi. same glaze same firing. different locations.

left, got extreme cooling reduction . whoa !
WHOA...WHOA...WHOA...

Cory these are exceptionally exquisite!!!! I love the beach and shells. These capture both!!!! 8) I now have a very bad case of the "wantscoryteaware"!
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by iannon » Jun 15th 09 1:44 pm

Theres a quality to many of your "styles" that is so organic..very hard to duplicate i would think while still seeming so very "natural"
did that make sense? :?

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by coloradopu » Jun 15th 09 6:50 pm

could you please post more of the pots you have made. broken spouts and all.

also how does the above one work is it as functional as it looks?

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teapots

by bonjiri » Jun 15th 09 11:48 pm

coloradopu wrote:could you please post more of the pots you have made. broken spouts and all.

also how does the above one work is it as functional as it looks?
colorado

the teapot way above is fully functional.

the piece is destroyed if it does not function or even if the lid doesn't fit perfectly. it must pour perfectly.

my old teacher, ah Leon, there is a 'zone of tranquility' when the liquid leaves the spout to the container in which its being poured. not too much turbulence. there are many factors going into making teapots too. more than a teacup.

pieces below are all 'survivors' they work, function well.


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one key point, i had the awesome opportunity to study w/gu mei qun and Ah Leon, probably the best teapot makers in the world !!

a collaborative show displaying the various sizes of teapots. the large one is big (green one)


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by clareandromeda » Jun 16th 09 12:05 am

WOW! amazing teapots, the last one is really fantastic!