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In Topic: What Weight Of Clay Do You Use For Yunomis?

Yesterday, 05:16 AM

I can appreciate your desire to hold an expertly made yunomi.

With matcha chawan I. Didn't fully grasp the concept of a chawan until I held an expertly made one. I've seen hundreds if not thousands of pictures, looked at them behind glass at museum, lstudied the dimensions ratio proportions, different shapes, clays, glazes, styles, I felt like I learned nothing until holding a "real" one, a expertly made one. Eventually I held a few more expertly made chawan. In one word ican explain the lesson ....... BALANCE !

Now thanks to you. I question my practice. Never having held an expert yunomi,

In Topic: I Want Porcelain!

14 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

Molds are in you'r future....
White porcelain is gets made daily.

In Topic: What Weight Of Clay Do You Use For Yunomis?

12 September 2014 - 09:20 PM

1 pound is easy aswer.. But I I'll make both male and female from same weight and trim north on the wheel and when leather stage.

You also have to consider American standards vs Japanese

Like John baymore says learn about and drink a lot of tea. Learn about tea. Teavana is a great entry for the uninitiated. I'm talking loose leaf tea!!

Lately I've been making thicker yunomi. A 200F tea in a handle less cup can be uncomfortable

I trim away approx 20% of weight and often more than that.

Thicker and larger for wood fire, smaller and thinner for cone 6.

There yunomi rules are much less stringent than matcha chawan. The only rule I "usually" follow is taller than wide.

I bend the standards sometimes with 1/2in or taller foot.

If you look at my zen practice picture most of these end up as yunomi.

Its one of things a where practicing the technique, and practicing the form. The answer will come..

I spend about 50% of my time making yunomi.... Practicing....

You know the saying make a thousand before.......

Wanna trade a few yunomi?

In Topic: Best Heavy-Duty Banding Wheel Currently Available?

12 September 2014 - 09:34 AM

i want this banding (ish) wheel





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In Topic: Cous Cous Shino One For Big Lou

08 September 2014 - 10:28 PM

BABS you know me too well !!!!!!


ive only got brain crawl once!!!! (ill post detail pic tomorrow)

huge thanks!!!!!!!!!!

I have a woodfiring coming up...

i'll try both glazes and technique!!!!!

The large cous cous is called pearl or Israeli cous cous.