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by AozoraE
Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu

Price drop:
$190 shipped
by AozoraE
Wed May 20, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Gafu honshudei flat kyusu
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Gafu honshudei flat kyusu

Another Gafu pot for sale, this time one of his flat reduction fired kyusu. While the clay itself is mainly neutral, I think that the reduction firing tends to bring out more aromatics compared to conventional fired shudei(at least with sencha) Capacity is almost exactly 100 ml. Since flat teapots t...
by AozoraE
Sat May 16, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu

Up for sale is a set of both teapot and teaboat by Ito Gafu. Depending on the year, he will make a few of these glazed kanyu( a type of crazing) porcelain-like pots in different shapes. This pot here however is a bit unusual in the fact that it came paired together with a teaboat. Somewhat unusual c...
by AozoraE
Sat May 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Teaware Repair Show-off
Replies: 68
Views: 20084

Re: Teaware Repair Show-off

AozoraE I’ve seen antique Kintsugi pieces, it is not meant to be doused in hot water on a daily basis :) You can’t do partial cap, normally the hole tip will be covered. I had it done in China. Not aware of any western shop offering this. Thanks for the advice Bok Guess that means the pot will have...
by AozoraE
Sat May 09, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Teaware Repair Show-off
Replies: 68
Views: 20084

Re: Teaware Repair Show-off

AozoraE actually, in your case a metal cap would be the better method. Kintsugi is nice but it is not forever if you keep treating it with hot water... the constant flow of hot water will erode it over time. Not to mention the gold flushed down the toilet :) I've never had anything repaired with ki...
by AozoraE
Sat May 09, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Teaware Repair Show-off
Replies: 68
Views: 20084

Re: Teaware Repair Show-off

Had an accident the other day that resulted in one of my favorite pots spout chipped. Thankfully the damage isn't major and it doesn't seem to have affected the pour in anyway but its a bit unsightly imo and I'd really like to get it repaired if possible. I've never had this happen before so I don't...
by AozoraE
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi

The Mizuno pot is still available. Quite the steal at $95 I must say :D
by AozoraE
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

This thread can be closed now. Seeing how there hasn't really been much interest in the pot, I think I'm just going to continue to hold on to it for the time being. I may decide to put it up again, but for now I think it may just be best to take it off the market and try again later. :)
by AozoraE
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1207
Views: 256702

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

^Adding to what Victoria said, I think Gafu would be another great option as well. He uses natural shidei(no iron oxide mixed in) that he obtains and produces himself. He's still pretty young but I think the pots that he makes are just as good and sometimes often better than some of the more establi...
by AozoraE
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 36
Views: 6642

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

Japan. Anagama kilns. And they all seem to know and influence each other :) Simple enough :D It's just somewhat surprising given the amount of time and effort it takes to fire anything in a Anagama(let alone build one), that it would just be bit easier to start off using a more conventional kiln. E...
by AozoraE
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 36
Views: 6642

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

I don't know very much about Czech( or European potters for that matter) but from a lot of the tea ware of seen made by Czech potters, much of it tends to be woodfired. Does anyone know where the preference for woodfired pots/teaware came from?
by AozoraE
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi

Victoria wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:17 pm
Did it sell, or did you change your mind and decide to keep? That’s a Very nice kyusu... :)
It has indeed been sold, for real this time :D
by AozoraE
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi

aaand the sou pot is no longer up for sale. :)
by AozoraE
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Y. Hiromi Woodfired kyusu

^And done :D

Here's a link to the new thread:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1392
by AozoraE
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Yamada Sou+Mizuno Hiroshi

Next a woodfired pot by Yamada Sou. This pot was originally purchased from a gallery in Japan. This is the first and only wood fired shudei pot I've seen by him in this shape. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Eda3RfekxRrwhjDPcI2QhmpWchJkad1w https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h4WcAD5pyeG7JwCpmLxYKZy...