Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea


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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby shigaraki » May 28th, '10, 23:55

Here is another beautiful work from Petr. I just asked him to use rough clay and no glaze, and lower baking temperature. The other side is even more beautiful. But I took this one while I was drinking Rishi Wuyi out of this, and I thought the etched tea leaves were more approriate:

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Beside the excellent appearance of the teapot, I would have to admit I come to appreciate the spout design, very quick pouring speed. I love the handle design as well. With lower temperature, the clay is more pourous, and thus, more interaction with the liquor. I believe over time, this teapot will shine.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Geekgirl » May 29th, '10, 00:00

Wow, wow wow, that is one incredibly graceful pot.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby kymidwife » May 29th, '10, 00:15

Uhhh yeah, wow! I need one of those, so lets add that to my custom cup order. :D
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Tead Off » May 29th, '10, 07:22

Shigaraki, looks and sounds good! I drank green tea all day out of 3 of his pots. I'm Petr'd out. :D
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby debunix » May 29th, '10, 07:31

The shape and form fit together magnificently.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Tead Off » May 29th, '10, 09:58

debunix wrote:The shape and form fit together magnificently.

Are they not the same thing?
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Littlepig2 » May 29th, '10, 10:12

Tead Off wrote:
debunix wrote:The shape and form fit together magnificently.

Are they not the same thing?

I think of shape as two dimensional--whereas form is three dimensional.
For example: a circle and a sphere.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby debunix » May 29th, '10, 13:13

I was thinking more of the curves (shape) vs the superficially coarse finish (form).

The use of form was probably not the most felicitous term there.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Victoria » May 29th, '10, 14:49

Shape, form, whatever, it is truly a beauty.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby debunix » May 29th, '10, 15:57

Exactly!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » May 30th, '10, 09:49

Thanks to everybody who posted here. Especially thank you Shigaraki for posting such wonderful picture. It is moving and sharp at ones-I like it.

Also thanks to Debunix and Littlepi.. for discussion about terms form, shape and so on- English is my second language I am very often not sure if people understand what I am saying, writing...

As said Shigaragi the teapot was affected by his ideas and wishes especially about clay, fire...Here is picture of small sister of his tea pot. I have created two and after firing I realized that this smaller has too thin walls so it leaks. I was happy- I cann't sell it and I have to keep it for myself:) It leaks only a little bit and anyway I usually use teaboat. Here it is with Korean oolong (ParyoCHa) from JiriChan
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As you can see my pics can not compare to Shigaraki's
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Similar story is behind these storage jars- The special wish of my friend but both of them have cracked during firing on the bottom so now I finely have a place for my Puers
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » May 30th, '10, 09:51

Second shot of those jars...
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Victoria » May 31st, '10, 14:40

Petr Novák wrote:As said Shigaragi the teapot was affected by his ideas and wishes especially about clay, fire...Here is picture of small sister of his tea pot. I have created two and after firing I realized that this smaller has too walls so it leaks. I was happy- I cant sell it and I have to keep it for myself:) It leaks only a little bit and anyway I usually use teaboat.


I think that teapot is very special. Leaking a little is ok,
I get sentimental over things like that. Sweet!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Chip » May 31st, '10, 17:55

The Kyusu /set is rather reminiscent of Shigaraki ... coincidence? Or was this the plan. Though I don't think I ever saw a Shigaraki kyusu. :mrgreen:

The roughness of these clay pieces really adds a whole new dimension to a Kyusu, well done indeed!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Jun 1st, '10, 03:22

Thank you Victoria, Chip...

Chip wrote:The Kyusu /set is rather reminiscent of Shigaraki ... coincidence? Or was this the plan. Though I don't think I ever saw a Shigaraki kyusu. :mrgreen:

The roughness of these clay pieces really adds a whole new dimension to a Kyusu, well done indeed!


Yes, some of Shigaraki pieces have this kind of color and felling- and it is coincidence. But as I know Shigaraki it is rougher, with small stones of quarts and feldspars in it. I have tried mix clay like that but then I realized that it doesn't make sense to make something to looks like something else- to create Czech Japanese clay. Especially as we have so many wonderful clays here in the middle of Europe.
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