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by steanze
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

There has been a lot of very interesting writing about this teaware that both attracts and repels in a sense, but certainly has a presence. I can't seem to find enjoyment in a teacup or teapot with such texture, but because of this topic I've been looking at flower vases. I am so intrigued by the a...
by steanze
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

Bok wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Haha

I will if I ever find Puerh that I like at a price that I can afford... so far the only ones I’d even consider where not realistic goals of purchase.
You have expensive taste... in Taiwan there is some pretty good puerh
by steanze
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

Here's a Yixing zini pot wood fired by Peter Novak. Very interesting experiment:
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by steanze
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

Bok wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:36 pm
Thanks! If only it were a bit thinner walled, I would use it more often...
You just need to drink more puer ;)
by steanze
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

Bok wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:27 pm
steanze beautiful waves of the fire!
Yes Sekisui V does amazing things with fire.

I really like that white/red taiwanese pot you posted, also the handle's shape is very clever.
by steanze
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

Ok, one more :)
By Ito Sekisui V, living national treasure of Sado isand:
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by steanze
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

steanze your Jozan is so beautiful. What size is it? Mine is just 85ml and I’m wondering what Japanese tea he was thinking of using in such a small pot. Maybe gyokuro. How does the clay look inside your kyusu? Wondering if it is blackened by reduction firing, or if the clay used was dark brown with...
by steanze
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 841

Re: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan

I thought I'd contribute to this thread with this kyusu by Yamada Jozan III

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by steanze
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Taiwan president tea
Replies: 23
Views: 612

Re: Taiwan president tea

I tried a spring and a fall picking. The spring one was good, the fall was just ok.
by steanze
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50212

Re: Yixing

Bok You are knowledgeable in Yixing as well as vendors :D :mrgreen: Bok By the way, saw your awesome prize, the 60s hongni shuiping, from your hunt, do those 60s hongni shuipings come in a bigger size like 120-150 ml? Just curious... There are 120ml and 160ml. They can easily cost $700+
by steanze
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: KingTeaMall
Replies: 39
Views: 1501

Re: KingTeaMall

I just saw this thread, here is my perspecive: 1) the pots I've seen on this thread seem ok to use 2) the one posted by Baisao I would call modern zhuni 3) the other ones are too grainy/gritty (both the KTM one and the ones from jessepat84 ) - they are modern hongni. Vendors call hongni "zhuni" all ...
by steanze
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50212

Re: Yixing

Tiehuaxuan seal:
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by steanze
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50212

Re: Yixing

Here are some pictures of my ROC Tiehuaxuan neizi:

Cursive script:
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Oracle bone script:
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Zini inside:
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by steanze
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50212

Re: Yixing

Or is the clay two-coloured? The darker inside of the lid looks like it’s a different clay or from the firing. It might be neiziwaihong: zini inside, hongni outside. Tiehuaxuan made some neizis in ROC, I have one example, I can try to take some pics tomorrow with better lighting. A bit hard to be 1...
by steanze
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50212

Re: Yixing

Looks very plausible, it would be helpful to see a few more pictures: 1) base 2) under the lid 3) pic of the interior showing the spout hole 4) a pic of the handle from a different angle steanze Here are a few more pics Imo this is an authentic ROC Yixing teapot produced by the Tiehuaxuan workshop