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debunix
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:31 am

Regardless of origin, watching your crackled teaware develop that character through use is a pleasure.

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to this

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Unfortunately I do not have a lot of photos of my coolest staining Hagi as they developed this way, because those were the Shibuya Deishi cups that both met their ends on a floor (above is a Petr Novak cup). This one was quite early, and I was focused on the outside and not the inside of the cup:

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But I did take a series of shots of the broken pieces because I found them interesting and still beautiful

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I'm hoping never to have that view of my Kashun cups....but they're coming along, a little more slowly.
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:15 am

Such a tragic end for a beautiful cup.
Also, that Novak cup is spectacular!
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:11 pm

I am inordinately fond of this little Hagi cup by Yamane Seigan

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It is granite gray clay under the watery blue glaze, and it feels wonderful in my hand, the contrast between the smooth hand feel of the cup and the coarse clay and the delicate blue, with the bubbles in the translucent glaze making it appear just a little sparkly

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:54 pm

That is gorgeous Debunix!

I love seeing more of the clay, i don't remember seeing this type anywhere. Mind sharing where you found it?:)
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:39 pm

That one was bought from Magokorodo Ebay store.
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:27 am

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Futaoki in hagi style by Mashita Takashi.
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:31 am

Ooh I love it @Elise! Can we see the inside?
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:18 pm

I’m not sure what can be seen of the inside, but here you are:
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:46 pm

Elise wrote:
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Beautiful texture on your Futa-oki (lit and ladle rest). I am still looking for a nice bamboo or wood lid rest for my kyusu lids. Would be nice to have a proper place for the lid in between sessions, since I always leave the lid off to avoid cooking the tea leaves.
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:07 pm

My second Sugiyama Houju chawan. This one is softer, warmer, more visually inviting. I was told he was a rice farmer, but what place he holds as a ceramic artist, we couldn't determine or find more information about him.
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swordofmytriumph wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:58 am
The survival of the hagis, lol. You know you're into teaware when you're perfectly fine with your cup leaking a bit and cracking and consider that not only normal, but part of the charm. I have not mentioned it to my family. They would not understand. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I used a biwa chawan from Seigan today and was surprised that it sweated so much just from usucha. I think soaking items like this would cause them to disintegrate sooner than if they were not soaked at all.

I began tapping the chawan with my fingernails to test for cracks and indeed the sound is dull, indicating a hidden crack beneath the glaze. Is this common with biwa glazed hagiyaki?
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Baisao wrote:
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swordofmytriumph wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:58 am
The survival of the hagis, lol. You know you're into teaware when you're perfectly fine with your cup leaking a bit and cracking and consider that not only normal, but part of the charm. I have not mentioned it to my family. They would not understand. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I used a biwa chawan from Seigan today and was surprised that it sweated so much just from usucha. I think soaking items like this would cause them to disintegrate sooner than if they were not soaked at all.

I began tapping the chawan with my fingernails to test for cracks and indeed the sound is dull, indicating a hidden crack beneath the glaze. Is this common with biwa glazed hagiyaki?
Yeah I always wondered about the soaking thing. My understanding is that it helps with making the color of the crazing more uniform? I’m not sure soaking was meant to help with structural integrity. But I’m not experienced. I have a sum total of one hagi. I plan to get more though. You can’t just have one. :lol:

As far as hidden cracks, I’m not sure (again not an authority) but it stands to reason that not all the crackles would be visible.
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Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 pm

My one biwa, from a tea chat offering, was a leaker out of the box! Quickly plugged with the corn starch trick it was in heavy rotation for a couple years. It always had a ringing brittleness, hollow. Unsound, like it’s owner. One day it it dissolved in my hand during the rinse after a cup. And no it wasn’t thermal shock, as it was already warm, it just melted into goo. I’m glad it didn’t happen in my lap while I enjoyed that last cup.
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Sat May 18, 2019 12:13 pm

debunix wrote:
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But I did take a series of shots of the broken pieces because I found them interesting and still beautiful

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fascinating, thanks for sharing these pics
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Woozl wrote:
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My one biwa, from a tea chat offering, was a leaker out of the box! Quickly plugged with the corn starch trick it was in heavy rotation for a couple years. It always had a ringing brittleness, hollow. Unsound, like it’s owner. One day it it dissolved in my hand during the rinse after a cup. And no it wasn’t thermal shock, as it was already warm, it just melted into goo. I’m glad it didn’t happen in my lap while I enjoyed that last cup.
I remember the day(s) these Deishi Biwa began arriving and were astounding leakers ... it was a huge learning experience for most of us. The cornstarch method is what I decided to recommend at the time. It was highly effective at sealing heavily leaking Hagi.

I used my one heavily for a while but as you can see in the photos, it is larger than my current cup choice.
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