Close-up images of Yixing clay

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Mark-S
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Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:53 pm

Hey :)

These are photos of some of my teapots. Maybe, you'll find this interesting, too.

I took the photos with my smartphone using a microscope with 60x magnification. The name of the microscope is "Carson MM-300 MicroBrite Plus". You can get it for about $20. I had to use manual exposure / white balance to get acceptable results with my cheap smartphone.

Note: You should not take these photos as examples, because I cannot guarantee that the pots are genuine. It's just for fun. ;)
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Factory 1 (in my opinion / most of them are 70' or 80')
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Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:01 pm

nice images. thank you, @Mark-S :mrgreen:
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Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:49 pm

This is great @Mark-S thank you for sharing with us, beautiful tonal and textural range. Would be nice to have identification for each sample. Love the pieces of iron and other minerals popping out of the surface. I’ve seen this also in my yixing pieces. In Japanese ceramics it is calle Stone Goby ( 石ハゼ ) when pieces of feldspars and silica stone burst out of the surface. It is a sought after highlight of Shigaraki pieces.
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:26 am

That’s a fun little project! Nice
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:43 am

@Mark-S Cool lineup! Do each of these samples account for one teapot?
Mark-S
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:28 pm

Victoria wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Would be nice to have identification for each sample.
Maybe, I will do this some day. :)
Victoria wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Love the pieces of iron and other minerals popping out of the surface. I’ve seen this also in my yixing pieces. In Japanese ceramics it is calle Stone Goby ( 石ハゼ ) when pieces of feldspars and silica stone burst out of the surface. It is a sought after highlight of Shigaraki pieces.
That's interesting, thanks. I still have to learn a lot about Japanese teaware.
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:43 am
Mark-S Cool lineup! Do each of these samples account for one teapot?
No, I don't own that many. :lol: The photos are of 38 of my teapots.
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:40 pm

@Mark-S
Very cool photos 8-)
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Sat May 29, 2021 6:06 pm

:D Very cool images! Newbie to yixing so this is very neat! thank you for sharing these 8-)
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