Am I a Potaholic?

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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby TimS » April 13th, 2018, 6:04 pm

A small fraction of the pots from my collection that's getting a little out of hand now.

A Tongrae korean pot i picked up cheap in Kyoto
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Some Mame pots also picked up in Kyoto. Hand for size referance
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A nice little Suishoen unglazed pot i also picked up cheaply from Kyoto trip
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Teal green Yamafusa oval. The green is very subtle but picks out nicely in the light
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Really like this Yamaaki shallow rectangle. Not sure i would call it patina but it's showing a little bit of age though it's certainly a modern pot.
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I have a Terahata Mazan pot that once held an Azalea at Kunio Kobayashi's nursery, and i have the photo of the pot with the tree in it, but it stays safely out of harm's way.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Dervish » April 15th, 2018, 10:50 pm

im not alone after all.. :D some of my pot collection that i dont use.. :)
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Dervish » April 15th, 2018, 10:52 pm

and still adding pots to my collection... :shake:
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby MJL » April 16th, 2018, 9:25 pm

Dervish wrote:and still adding pots to my collection... :shake:


Wow Dervish ... lovely pots and this newbie is even taken by some of the boxes in which the pots arrived! Call me superficial!

I also like Tim's Teal Yamafusa on this page too.

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Pat K » April 16th, 2018, 9:48 pm

Devilish pots, Dervish! Stunning!!!

Thanks for sharing them.

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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby TimS » April 17th, 2018, 6:10 pm

Amazing pots there Dervish, beautiful collection you have going on!

a Koyo green and red glaze i ordered arrived yesterday, i'll have to upload a photo at some point but its yet another pot i don't have a tree for
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby melbrackstone » April 17th, 2018, 7:11 pm

Beaut pots Tim and Dervish

Watto I found a chop that looks similar to one of the ones on your crab pot.

Bizan.... what do you think?

I've been photographing chops and trying to identify them...something tells me it's going to take the rest of my life!
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby TimS » April 17th, 2018, 7:43 pm

I've opened a door that can't be closed now sorry!

Nothing on those beautiful nakawatari pots above but a couple more from my collection

Couple more minis from Japan
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Latest addition, an uncommon glaze colour by Koyo
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Terahata Mazan that used to be at Kunio Kobayashi's nursery (photo with the azalea it held at the nursery)
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Watto » April 18th, 2018, 6:34 am

Thanks Mel, its very close but not exactly it.
I think we all know that Pat is a potaholic ha ha ha.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby TimS » April 18th, 2018, 3:40 pm

I thought i had found the correct chop for you pot Watto. Very close to a Bizan chop, a Joshu Shozan chop and Reihoh Shouzan chop but isn't quite any of them
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby wrcmad » April 18th, 2018, 9:24 pm

Had time to have a look at Watto's mystery chops....

First one is no problem - Tokoname Shibakatsu, by Mr. Shibata Shouichi.
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Second one is not Tokoname, so a little unfamiliar to me, but a bit of detective work.....
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Seems Mel had the translation of the chop correct - Fujiyama (藤山), however this is the name of the kiln chop. The potter's real name is Mr. Fujimaki Mitsuo (藤巻満佐男). Seems he is a member of the The Yokohama Guild (横浜逸品会), and many of his pots can still be purchased. The Yokohama Guild focuses on small pots, and looks like carved crab pots is Fujiyama's specialty - though they are not always crab pots:

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More info regarding The Yokohama Guild can be found here: https://japanesebonsaipots.net/2014/10/22/the-yokohama-guild/
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby melbrackstone » April 18th, 2018, 9:44 pm

That's great, thanks @wrcmad! Good to get some new information on Japanese potters too!
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Watto » April 19th, 2018, 6:28 am

Wow, great information thanks WRCMAD
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Dervish » April 26th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Thanks to all! :yes:

just added to my collection. 2 beautiful pots by Marie H. bought from the Bimer Annual Show @ Mt. Cootha.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby TimS » April 28th, 2018, 2:06 pm

Another from my collection, pot with separated water tray. It simply as a sticker 'made in Japan' and an item number presumably for ordering purposes on the bottom so I've no details about which potter made it but an interesting style i don't see regularly all the same

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