Friday, June 27, 2014

Selecting some tea

After breakfast, Jean decided she needed more tea and new tea-bowl:


Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Tea-Master apprenticeship programme

Jean sets-up her Teapot and other essentials. At 15 months, her acuity for understanding the process steps along with the names of the tools is simply amazing. Her absolute fascination and sheer joy when we brew tea makes the experience so much better:….

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

From project remnants’ comes a new purpose

Hopefully the sum of the parts will indeed be greater. Parts dry from finishing.jss1 (1024x961)

Looking like? not sure at this point.jss2 (1024x731) After assembly they look purpose builtjss3 (1024x427) Sword holders, one in the Tea room the other in the side hallwayjss4 (1024x460)

Monday, June 02, 2014

Inspiration and Opportunity

In this case “opportunity” comes from being back in the US .. having the wherewithal to hand .. Sprinkle in a; need, mix with inspiration add perspiration and we have a completed project.

Need: .. a convenient place to have Tea Tools at hand. Tea Scoop, Tongs, Table Brush

Inspiration:  Chinese Calligraphy Brush Holder and Japanese Tokii Gatewayimageimage        The key purpose of a “Torii Gate” is to delineate the entrance to a sacred space.

One to One layout of my; “Hachiman-Kasuga Torii”…. and some process steps:

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The Tea Table arch is completetg2 (1024x614)tg3 (1024x775)The second (larger) arch hold brushes