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#1 Iforgot

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

Hello World,
How in the world do japanese potters create that beautiful, smooth surface on their Zisha clay teapots?


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Darrel
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#2 JBaymore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:36 AM

Zisha clay is Chinese, not Japanese. Comes from Yixing, a 3 hours drive from Shanghai. (I'll be there in May.)

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

Zisha clay is Chinese, not Japanese.


You mean there's a difference? Just kidding. What will you be doing in Yixing in May?
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:41 AM

John, Have a great trip and report back. Great opportunity for you.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

Watch and learn . . . http://ceramicartsda...yixing-teapots/

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

You mean there's a difference? Just kidding. What will you be doing in Yixing in May?


Jim,

I've been honored to be invited to present at the 7th Yixing Ceramic Art and Culture Festival. While I've spent a huge amout of time of time in Japan, and made one trip to South Korea to present and show at MunGyeong last year..... this is my first time in China. Very excited to finally get to China. And of course Yixing is the "teapot capital of China" ......so I am really looking forward to learning a lot while I am there.

Darrel: If you are looking for zisha type clays....... try here: http://www.chinesecl...e_materials.asp


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........................john
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:31 AM


You mean there's a difference? Just kidding. What will you be doing in Yixing in May?


Jim,

I've been honored to be invited to present at the 7th Yixing Ceramic Art and Culture Festival. While I've spent a huge amout of time of time in Japan, and made one trip to South Korea to present and show at MunGyeong last year..... this is my first time in China. Very excited to finally get to China. And of course Yixing is the "teapot capital of China" ......so I am really looking forward to learning a lot while I am there.

Darrel: If you are looking for zisha type clays....... try here: http://www.chinesecl...e_materials.asp


best,

........................john


Great! Looking forward to seeing pics when you get back.

Jim
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