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Post  Andreasdeutscher on Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:09 pm

It was a joke, of course.

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Post  Tom Benda on Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:31 pm

This all had to be just a joke, a shortcut to Peter Krebs´s articles on repairing old pots with gold.
Thank You guys for a storytelling on this theme Cool

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Post  Tom Benda on Wed May 18, 2011 1:12 am

I fired again and am happy with the process. Many news and observations.
I love the "fox brush" flame at the top temperature, changing colors...

Shame I couldn´t catch the most beautiful intensive light green.

First pot out of the kiln :-)

And the nearest neighbour, sprawling behind the first.

It´s five times larger Cool 80cm

One of the few cracked pots. 50cm, but that´s not the problem.

It happened because of the bad position in the kiln. Too dangerous place - maybe the one with biggest temperature´s ups and downs.

But lots of tiny honeys

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Post  Erik Križovenský on Wed May 18, 2011 5:58 am

Hi Tom,
very nice series, you can master.
Cool

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Post  Tom Benda on Wed May 18, 2011 8:39 am

Thank You, Erik.


You know about my problems with top temperature. This time it seemed I need the last step and am not able to take it. But the kiln was loaded in totally different way. Two large shelves, two forest pots. Different heat distribution. But I didn´t want to take the gamble, so I watched my special, personal, original Cool sonde. After some more 1+ hour it said "OK, finish". When unloading the kiln, I took in lots of new data. In the next firing, there will be differences in placing pots around 50cm long, in placing pots with specific glaze and even a little change on my sonde.
I must say I´m very satisfied.
Almost all pots seem glossy on the photos, but I think it´s more a problem with my taking photos than in the glaze itself. I have some few pots of some of You here :-) and I can compare. It´s alright.
This one is overrun a bit:

It has chaged color a lot and even has lots of blisters:




A 48cm one, a copy of another presented here, the one damaged in firing nr.8. Horst wanted it :-)


Large forest pot, the third in length among my products :-), just 1,5cm behind the victorius first.

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Post  tomas g on Wed May 18, 2011 9:42 pm

Awesome! I really love your woodfired pots. Impressive with the big ones!

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Post  Rob Addonizio on Thu May 19, 2011 1:23 am

Tom,

Very interesting your pots! Every one has a story to tell, full of personality.

I was on your Picasa page looking at your kiln building album. You have come a long way!

Glad to see you again here, on the IBC...Smile

Cheers-

Rob

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Post  Tom Benda on Mon May 23, 2011 12:11 pm

Thank You guys!
I am a bit late with the respond - I was in Wroclaw, at the East meets West, West meets East show. I sold many pots there and am very happy with the comments on them.
My kiln confirmed her good condition :-) , gave me a small lesson how to load her and I think she´s looking forward for the next firing :-)

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue May 24, 2011 2:19 pm

Tom Benda wrote:Thank You guys!
I am a bit late with the respond - I was in Wroclaw, at the East meets West, West meets East show. I sold many pots there and am very happy with the comments on them.
My kiln confirmed her good condition :-) , gave me a small lesson how to load her and I think she´s looking forward for the next firing :-)

All my Sansei Kiln pots made it home safely from Poland. Yeah! Expect them to have trees potted in some shortly!

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Post  horst on Wed May 25, 2011 6:05 am

Congrats Tom, all these pots are masterclass containers, you are just on the right way. cheers

Best Horst

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed May 25, 2011 1:19 pm

Tom Benda wrote:




This pot is now in action. Really like the feet.

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t1955p135-shohin-on-parade

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Post  Tom Benda on Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:18 pm

Hey´ya all,
I´ve been working hard another month, third en block, for the third load of my kiln this year.
Now I´ll have short holidays, necessarily...
I have some new datas about my kiln, mapping of the flames Twisted Evil so I was able to finish this large pot.
It´s my first of the largests, but last year, twice I didn´t fire the glaze equally.

One of several nanbans:

New glaze:

This glaze, chrome green, is very nice in reality. It was good when I first used it, but than I had problems.
Now I think I´ve new idea, how to continue... It´s still not so visible here:

Two tiny accents:


Shohin pots with glazes, which really surprised me:

...this is partially an unpredictable mix of glaze rests. I love this one, but it´s already sold... Have to make another one :-)

A kifu size one:

And the last one for now - I changed my own glaze recipe a little and my equally gray "Tábor syenit glaze" changed so much!



All the pots in my webalbums:
https://picasaweb.google.com/T.Benda/13th1462011#

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Post  pjkatich on Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:19 pm

Hello Tom,

A very nice selection of pots and finishes.

That is a good looking yellow glaze on the last pot.

Is that what you were hoping for when you modified your original glaze recipe?

Regards,
Paul

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Post  peter krebs on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:25 pm

Hi Tom,
again very beautiful ceramics. Very Happy

Best wishes
Peter

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Post  Tom Benda on Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:42 pm

Hi Paul,

I just played with it. The result is not so conclusive, as the top temperature was overrun a bit, again.
But I think I improved the "body", even though I knew the colour will change. I´m looking forward for the next try a lot, I´ll prepare more pots with this glaze and put them to different parts of my kiln.

Peter, thank You a lot. I aprreciate Your comments.

From all of You here.

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Post  Rob Addonizio on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:01 am

Great pots Tom!

I love the look of your containers. A lot of character and subtlety Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Keep it up...
Rob

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Post  sunip on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:33 am

Hi Tom,
I love the last five pots you showed us here,
but looking at your web album there are a lot more lovely pots.
Thanks,
regards, Sunip Wink

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Post  Stone Monkey on Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:05 pm

Tom

BEAUTIFUL I love them all amazing pots each one with its own voice

Regards

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Re: From the SANSAI kiln

Post  Tom Benda on Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:21 pm

Thank You,

it seems I´m doing still the same, but every firing and then the comments of You all, it encourages me again and again, further and further. I like the little differences, caused by my wood fired kiln foremost, but some little details are improved even by me, step by step. I like the athmosphere in my workshop, listening to music, or all being just quiet, working on another "same" pot again, finding little details in work and the sudden tension, which leads to something new. Thank You all for the inspiration. I watch all the topics of all of You. Your company makes me forgive the sentences I heard in the beginning "why do You start pottery? There are hundreds who tried it before You! There are too many pots, so why?" Etc., etc... But it´s still so open! Even if we try to copy someone, the pots are never the same. On some exhibits I visited, I met many potters, there was no competition. We enjoyed the time together. I like meeting open minded people.
It´s being too long "story" now :-)

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Post  Gwyther on Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:45 pm

Hi Tom

You're getting some really interesting glazes, keep it up ! Smile

Vic

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Post  ShohinDude on Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:14 pm

Tom Benda wrote:

This is very nice! Exclamation
Would not mind having one or two small pots with this glaze for my rowans.

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Post  Tom Benda on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:58 pm

Hi all,

I fired my kiln again. I had a good luck with many pots and even sold some of them on EBA in Ratingen (Ger).
https://picasaweb.google.com/108076017030261921450/14th2792011
I'll comment closer on some pots later.

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Post  Gwyther on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:53 pm

Tom Benda wrote:Hi all,

I fired my kiln again. I had a good luck with many pots and even sold some of them on EBA in Ratingen (Ger).
https://picasaweb.google.com/108076017030261921450/14th2792011
I'll comment closer on some pots later.

Hi Tom

You've got some really nice glazes there, keep up the good work !!!!

Cheers
Vic Smile

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Post  Klaudia & Martin on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:30 pm

Dear Tom

Just a quick "hello" after meeting you at the EBA ! It was very nice to meet you and have a chat!
You are very talented.... keep up the fun and enjoy yourself while working!

Kind regards
Martin & Klaudia

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Post  Tom Benda on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:36 am

Having not posted here a long time, I have to show You some few pots, which made me satisfied :-)
First of all, my little daughter's work, made around her 5th birthday, maybe sooner, not later.
I love the front side wall, it's so nice pot, it makes me almost happy-crying!



I've got a little problem with my camera and my brother's camera is "supersonic", nothing for me.
Unfortunately, colours are not true.
That's bad especially for this one - the glaze is beautiful dark blue, thin, a little glossy. Looks like very old original blue decorated pot :-)



Now two pots of same design and sizes, different clay and finish.
I tried some new lotus with "my" backrolled feet:





I tried "decentralized", assymetric rose flower like shaped feet, two leaves.



Having not enough lotus pots, which I really love to build, I tried to apply one of my designs here:



How did this get into my kiln? I think the bell glass cover melted and nothing could survive inside. Or... ?!



Beautiful lovely shohin size:



And I had to build this classic, I was thinking about it for a long period.
The biggest classic I ever made. An the sound out of it! We are at the same wave with this pot. He answers me, when I'm talking!



I had really great feelings, when opening my kiln this time. I'm still full of it, it goes through my whole body, giving me maybe more power and energy than I am able to give now! Very Happy


P.S.: Is the allowed width of the pics 800 pixels? I thought so, but, the pictures miss some of their right sides...

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