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Moss Beach Ceramics - Matt Brown (Moss) - Ceramics pics

by Moss » May 19th 09 5:53 pm

New here and wanted to introduce myself.

I am a potter in Moss Beach California specializing in soda firing. I have a tremendous interest in Japanese ceramic forms and welcome any comments or advice. Some of the work I see here is truly inspiring.

I have an online store at on Etsy at http://www.mossbeachceramics.etsy.com and a regular website at http://www.mossbeachceramics.com although it is not recently updated.

You can see some of my work in person, a set of chawans, at Teance in Berkeley, California.

Feel free to IM or mail me. My address is mbrown@mossbeachceramics.com

If you are interested in any purchases, please IM me or mail me or check out my Etsy store Per forum rules I may not post any prices or sell directly from this site.

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Soda fired yunomi
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by Dresden » May 19th 09 5:54 pm

Nice yunomi moss!

Welcome to the forums,
Mike

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by Moss » May 19th 09 5:55 pm

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Soda fired small cups
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Soda fired shino yunomi
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Soda fired orange crackle yunomi
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Soda fired orange crackle yunomi

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Thanks Mike!

by Moss » May 19th 09 5:59 pm

Thanks Mike. Good to be here. Very excited to make this contact and to learn.

In a way it is sad being a potter interested in tea as you work and work and work and find every time you look around you that you know less and less about what you love. Of course that is your view expanding and focusing, but it is an interesting place to be and I anticipate learning much from the members of the forum.

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by Chip » May 19th 09 8:29 pm

Hi "Moss" and welcome to TeawareArtisans. You may also check out the rest of the forum where you can learn a lot about TEA and us.

In this topic, you may post photos of your work, discuss your work, etc. Please ask for assistance if needed.

Great pieces you have already posted. 8) I like the orangy group alot.

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by geeber1 » May 19th 09 8:32 pm

Nice! I especially like the last one.

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by coloradopu » May 19th 09 9:27 pm

how do moss,

glad you are here
In a way it is sad being a potter interested in tea as you work and work and work and find every time you look around you that you know less and less about what you love. Of course that is your view expanding and focusing, but it is an interesting place to be and I anticipate learning much from the members of the forum.
soooo true lets hear more on this

love the work soda is always cool

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by kymidwife » May 19th 09 9:48 pm

Glad to see you here... I have admired your work on Etsy! Hope you will enjoy being a part of TeaChat!

Sarah

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by Ebtoulson » May 20th 09 12:11 am

welcome to teachat.
Thought your name sounded familiar, looked at a couple of your monk cups about a week ago on etsy.

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by Moss » May 20th 09 1:00 am

Hey glad to see that you found me on Etsy. I suppose I should put up a couple pictures of the monk's cups as well.

Thanks Sarah! Good recommendation to come over here and check it out.

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A few more photos

by Moss » May 20th 09 1:10 am

Just a couple more pics
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Soda fired bowl - not tea, but Japanese inspired
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Soda fired plate - again not tea, but Japanese inspired
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Soda fired Monk's Cup
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Soda fired Monk's Cup detail

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by woozl » May 20th 09 1:22 am

Ok
Y'all beat me to it.
I was gonna tell him about tea chat, but first i was gonna clean 'em out.
Just arrived....(no not (hic) tea ware) but very cool.
Soda fired tokkure...
Light was tough, the only good shot so far.
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the cup is my bizen,

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WooHoo!

by Moss » May 20th 09 2:36 am

Woozl! Cool. Thanks! That is the first time I have seen my work after it's been sold to someone (other than my friend Joel who makes beautiful yunomi and whom I have asked to come on over here...)

As for cleaning me out, I have a lot of mud that needs cleaning. :-)

Starting to work on another load. If you want anything in particular or think that there are things that would do well, let me know, I don't invest a lot of ego in the types of things I throw. I like to get challenges so if you or anyone has ideas, I'd like to hear them.

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by chicagopotter » May 20th 09 3:45 am

Nice teadust on the rims of the Monk cups! Is that a crackle slip on the body?

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mike nice work !

by bonjiri » May 20th 09 4:08 am

mike

nice work man !

cool !

i am soda firing too ! fun !

have u tried cooling reduction ? how are u introducing your soda ? soda ash mix like gail nichols ?

aloha

cory