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by debunix
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celadon Appreciation
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Celadon Appreciation

More cool celadon: a lotus pot by Yi Yong Cheol https://live.staticflickr.com/8091/8378393412_04127fff31.jpg its lotus carving is subtle https://live.staticflickr.com/8352/8378395764_1ef9fd3004.jpg and I have a lotus pitcher/fair cup by him also https://live.staticflickr.com/5321/6954118066_19c092ca...
by debunix
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: THE teapot for office work
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: THE teapot for office work

I have a selection of teawares at work. I do brew in thermoses for enough tea to bring to afternoon clinics where I sometimes run out with the 1 liter thermos (3-4 hours plus sometimes lots of people ready to share); I have some very practical pots and shibos fully glazed on the interior (maximum fl...
by debunix
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celadon Appreciation
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Celadon Appreciation

And this is little jar is beloved not only for the beautiful celadon, but for its role as my chocolate-keeper. It lives next to the tea-tray (naturally!). https://photos.smugmug.com/Tea/Tea/i-bTCJd9j/0/37605d12/M/160427%20Chocolate%20jar%20_DEB0216%20copy-M.jpg It's another piece by Inge Nielsen.
by debunix
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 33
Views: 2168

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

I reach with as much delight for my first kyusu and shiboridashi from Petr as I did when they were new, and ditto for my bizen-like upright pot (can't find a photo posted of this one, oddly enough), or the treebark pots, other shiboridashi, and fully glazed kyusu and shibos. One of the treebark pots...
by debunix
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Celadon Appreciation
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Celadon Appreciation

I've got a pair of very green small shiboridashi by Shawn McGuire of Great Wheel Studio:

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The cup is Kazuwa copper red ware, not celadon.
by debunix
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 33
Views: 2168

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

I have pieces that have crackly glazes that I are a delight to watch 'age' as those stain and darken, but I don't have any pieces that have a yixing-like patina to polish with each use. https://photos.smugmug.com/Tea/Tea/i-sVPncBh/0/c3ba5041/M/Flower%20of%20Forgetfulness%20-%201-M.jpg aged nicely to...
by debunix
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

Where do you order 'directly from him' [Jiri Duchek]?
by debunix
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

And some other Duchek’s pieces. A cup, waste water container and a pitcher. I love the cup here. I've been watching his items on darjeeling.cz , and those of other potters they're now featuring, but as my collection has grown, I don't have room for no more than one or two pieces, and it has to be j...
by debunix
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

I also do enjoy following Ondrejs instagram, real nice wood work, although I'd prefer a slightly more organic design on the picks. Ondrejs picks are varied in style, but they are his own design and not like the more curvaceous style I occasionally see in Chinese tea setups. When I first saw his tea...
by debunix
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

Regarding Petr Novak's clays....he uses some different clays with different pots. I have appreciated the effect of the iron-rich clay in those first pots from the TeaChat special offer on green teas; I use those shibos and that kyusu mostly for morning sencha and chinese greens, and sometimes for li...
by debunix
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: European Teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: European Teaware

I'll play! Here's one grouping of teaware from Petr Novak , a Czech potter whose work I prize greatly because of great form, function, fine clay. He has topics dedicated to his work already here and here : https://live.staticflickr.com/6016/5991751897_9780b78766_z.jpg I also have some beautiful piec...
by debunix
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1013
Views: 104542

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

....if you brew it with lots of leaf but gains this "toxicity" to it. It feels way too potent, and becomes uncomfortable to drink. This is where it's useful to have some nice chawans for backup to dilute overly strong infusions, it so often 'rescues' an overdone infusion. Just last night I was tryi...
by debunix
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1013
Views: 104542

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

it is also a good thing as I can enjoy a pricey yancha more often (talking about the high end) without it being too damaging on the bank account :) Exactly! If it makes you happy, and you get more sessions and happiness from less tea, it's a win-win all around. I like my tea a little more dilute th...
by debunix
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea-things to wish for.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2277

Re: Tea-things to wish for.....

URAGUCHI Masayuki's celadon with magnificant dripsicles just pushes all of my buttons. Subtle depth to those glazes, wow.

The lavender field series, oh my oh my oh my.....they are nothing like the flowers of mother's lavender bushes, but wow wow wow eye poppingly gorgeous.
by debunix
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Los Angeles Tea Festival 2019 (Aug. 10-11)
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Los Angeles Tea Festival 2019 (Aug. 10-11)

Why, oh why, is the Tea & Chocolate class on Saturday? Sunday is the day I might be able to stop by for a few hours.....if I'm very very lucky.