Korean Teaware Showcase

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:13 pm

Korea has its own unique style of teaware, blending traits from Chinese and Japanese ceramics and adding its own distinct flare into the mix. This thread is for showing off your Korean teaware or Korean teaware that you've found on the internet or elsewhere. Do you have any favorite Korean ceramic artists? Any shops that sell Korean teaware that you'd like to share? Any Korean pottery studios really blowing your mind recently?

Show us some cool stuff 8-)
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm

I'll start off:

-150ml Hohin from Hong Seong-il (bought from Cone9)

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-Hong Seong-il teacups

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Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:37 am

Frisbeehead wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm
I'll start off:

-150ml Hohin from Hong Seong-il (bought from Cone9)

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I remember those Hohins from that batch--gorgeous stuff--and even more lovely in use.

This is one of my own Seong-Il pots. I just adore how the knob on the top of the lid has such a playful feeling--it always makes me smile, whether glancing at it in passing or enjoying some fine green/light oolongs. It's a lovely pot in every way, from the dappled ash-kissed glaze to the lines of the handle and spout, and the unglazed porcelain interior does wonders with the tea, but it's the little knob that captivates, always.

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Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:44 am

debunix wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:37 am
Frisbeehead wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm
I'll start off:

-150ml Hohin from Hong Seong-il (bought from Cone9)

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I remember those Hohins from that batch--gorgeous stuff--and even more lovely in use.

This is one of my own Seong-Il pots. I just adore how the knob on the top of the lid has such a playful feeling--it always makes me smile, whether glancing at it in passing or enjoying some fine green/light oolongs. It's a lovely pot in every way, from the dappled ash-kissed glaze to the lines of the handle and spout, and the unglazed porcelain interior does wonders with the tea, but it's the little knob that captivates, always.

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I love that Seong-il pot, particularly the subtle cracks. Honestly I've been keeping a close eye on Cone9, I think a Seong-il pot will be my next teaware related purchase. I have really needed a general teapot that I can use with anything for a while now. I've been focusing a lot on Yixing recently, and I miss the off-kilter beauty of handmade Korean pots.
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:55 am

Do you have a link for Cone 9?
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:14 pm

Speaking of seong-il has tead off been contacted about the new forum? I realize he doesn’t sell the Korean wares anymore but was just curious,
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:15 pm

debunix wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:55 am
Do you have a link for Cone 9?
http://m.cone9.net/brand.html
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:04 pm

CWarren wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Speaking of seong-il has tead off been contacted about the new forum? I realize he doesn’t sell the Korean wares anymore but was just curious,
I am friends with Jeff (teadoff) and will visit him in late January for a tea session etc. Last time that I talked with him about Teachat & this forum, he said that he was not interested in tea forums anymore.

Sometimes he gets tired of my asking him about tea. One time he said, "Tea does not define me." Other times he has told me I should meditate or contemplate more, not tea so much.

Sometimes Jeff's palate goes dead and he hardly tastes food and tea at all for several days. He still likes tea but not thinking about it as much.
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:35 pm

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:04 pm
CWarren wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Speaking of seong-il has tead off been contacted about the new forum? I realize he doesn’t sell the Korean wares anymore but was just curious,
I am friends with Jeff (teadoff) and will visit him in late January for a tea session etc. Last time that I talked with him about Teachat & this forum, he said that he was not interested in tea forums anymore.

Sometimes he gets tired of my asking him about tea. One time he said, "Tea does not define me." Other times he has told me I should meditate or contemplate more, not tea so much.

Sometimes Jeff's palate goes dead and he hardly tastes food and tea at all for several days. He still likes tea but not thinking about it as much.
Thank you for the update Ethan. Tea or no Tea he’s a good guy and missed. Tell him hey for me...
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:15 pm

I purchased a number of pieces through Tead Off. Here’s a favorite pot by Seong-Il. It came with the cup, which sits on top for storage. The server was from the same kiln, or at least posted and purchased at the same time.
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My son lives in Thailand and Jeff turned him on to an excellent pizza place in Bangkok.. We live in Nj and we’re accustomed to good pies so that helped soothe a craving for a taste of home.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:24 pm

Here’s another view of the tea set in use. It’s sitting on a beautiful tea tray, also by Seong-il.
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:08 am

I'm rather jealous, I live in Korea and I've always wanted some things from Seong-il Hong's studio. I just bought my friend a teacup as a secret santa present.

That being said, I found this pot a few months ago from a Korean antique store in Seoul and I love it. So I'll show this off and buy something from the Cone9 site later!

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Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:02 am

Mrteatime_ wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:08 am
I'm rather jealous, I live in Korea and I've always wanted some things from Seong-il Hong's studio. I just bought my friend a teacup as a secret santa present.

That being said, I found this pot a few months ago from a Korean antique store in Seoul and I love it. So I'll show this off and buy something from the Cone9 site later!
Welcome to TeaForum, your houhin looks really nice to handle and has great personality. I also have quite a few very special pieces that I picked up at antique stores over the years. I wonder in Korea what is that pot called? houhin or....
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:04 am

Welcome to TeaForum, your houhin looks really nice to handle and has great personality. I also have quite a few very special pieces that I picked up at antique stores over the years. I wonder in Korea what is that pot called? houhin or....
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As far as I'm aware they call it a 'da wan' but that could be a tea bowl. I've also seen them called 개완 (gaewan)

I'd have to ask a Korean tea seller though haha!
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