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Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:49 pm

This may not be appropriate for a new thread, so feel free to edit and move wherever if needed - but recent talk about pottery pores made me realize I've never shared the microscope work I've done with some of my tea-stuff. I find it really interesting how clay finishes differ because of mineral sourcing, clay processing and firing methods. Helps me appreciate how unique each piece is.

So I slapped some photos into a google album to share, and I hope someone finds it neat.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/H9uvqdinnXfL3fi5A
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Quentin wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:49 pm
This may not be appropriate for a new thread, so feel free to edit and move wherever if needed - but recent talk about pottery pores made me realize I've never shared the microscope work I've done with some of my tea-stuff. I find it really interesting how clay finishes differ because of mineral sourcing, clay processing and firing methods. Helps me appreciate how unique each piece is.

So I slapped some photos into a google album to share, and I hope someone finds it neat.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/H9uvqdinnXfL3fi5A
Thanks for sharing these interesting magnifications. Can you share what each image represents? Very interesting.
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Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:42 pm

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@Mark-S as well has yet to identify the magnifications posted 🍃
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The Jozan IV looks like a stony creek, very cool!

The first Chuza Ohnishi looks a lovely baked good. The 2nd looks like something from a dermatology textbook lol.
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Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:30 pm

cool stuff, @Quentin!
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Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:40 pm
Can you share what each image represents? Very interesting.
if you hit the info button or whatever, you can see the filenames. the filenames describe the images.
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pedant wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:30 pm
cool stuff, Quentin!
Victoria wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:40 pm
Can you share what each image represents? Very interesting.
if you hit the info button or whatever, you can see the filenames. the filenames describe the images.
Ah yes, thanks for pointing that out 🍃
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Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:39 pm

Victoria wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:21 pm
pedant wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:30 pm
cool stuff, Quentin!
Victoria wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:40 pm
Can you share what each image represents? Very interesting.
if you hit the info button or whatever, you can see the filenames. the filenames describe the images.
Ah yes, thanks for pointing that out 🍃
Just added principle photos for each magnification series, in addition to more magnified photos and I also expanded on some of the more intersting shots in the text box feature (which I hope is visible to everyone). Let me know if there's anything you cannot view or doesn't make sense!
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Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:43 pm

@Quentin - For the teapots, are the photos of the interiors or exteriors?

Fascinating work!
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Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:47 pm

Baisao wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:43 pm
Quentin - For the teapots, are the photos of the interiors or exteriors?

Fascinating work!
Thank you, that's very kind! Everything aside from the exterior glazing shots (which should be notated) are from the interior since that's what I'm most interested in. I could could check sometime if there's a large difference between the interiors and exteriors though; could be interesting.

*Edit* I forgot to mention that the mogake shots were from the outside as well.
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Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:26 am

Lovely images and much food for thought. I enjoy working with my macro lenses & extenders to get close up images of various flowers and seeds and plant bits, but haven't taken the macro extenders to to the glazes and clays of my teaware. Thank you for sharing this inspiring collection.
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P.S. @Quentin you have a very nice collection of Japanese teaware 🍃.
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Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:14 pm

This is awesome! The bamboo ash glaze looks especially neat. Tempted to sneak into the lab this weekend to look at my teapots under the microscope now too LOL
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@Victoria

Thank you! That means a lot coming from you; everyone has been super kind!
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@debunix

You should totally give it a try! The photos I did were just with a usb microscope, which is basically a glorified digital macro lens.
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This is awesome! The bamboo ash glaze looks especially neat. Tempted to sneak into the lab this weekend to look at my teapots under the microscope now too LOL
Thanks, I really liked how those turned out too! If you do get the chance to snag some photos, be sure to post about it. Since moving from my lab to ER/ICU, I’ve lost access to the fun toys. So it’d be neat to see the kinds of images that could be pulled from stereo or even metallurgical inverted microscopes.
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