Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea


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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '10, 12:31

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Chip wrote:Awesome Petr!

I wanted to ask, your small pot/cup set, are those Japanese influenced like a shiboridashi for Gyokuro? Or Korean influenced? Regardless, thaey are stunning.

Thank you Chip,
It is hard to say which tea culture has stronger influence on my work. It is still in progress as my tea experiences are. But if I should choose between Japanese or Korean influence so for now I can say Korea is more important. I try to achieve the same feeling but in my own style. Actually, at the present time I drink more Chinese and Taiwanese tea so I also work on ripening those Tea-tastes and cultures in to my pots too.

I can see both the Korean and Japanese infuence in your works, but thanks for sharing your impression of influence.

Great Chawan!!!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Apr 16th, '10, 15:39

After unlouding the kiln It usually takes me whole day to clean and complete pots. The cleaning day is almost behind me so here is one of the first pictures...
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Victoria » Apr 16th, '10, 16:14

Beautiful set! Love those built up rings. Very nice touch!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Apr 17th, '10, 06:15

Thank you Victoria,
Here are shino cups with small tray created by Mirka.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Apr 19th, '10, 02:35

Shino glazed Yunomi with Mirka's vase behind and fresh willow brunch between.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby IPT » Apr 19th, '10, 07:33

Petr Novák wrote:After unlouding the kiln It usually takes me whole day to clean and complete pots. The cleaning day is almost behind me so here is one of the first pictures...
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I love the saucers. Very cool!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby IPT » Apr 19th, '10, 11:40

I am the very proud owner of some of Petr's works. They are a joy to use and incredibly beautiful!

He custom made these pieces for me and I really enjoyed talking with Petr throughout the process. It made the pieces more special.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Geekgirl » Apr 19th, '10, 11:53

Those cups on raised saucers are amazing, so interesting!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby ginkgo » Apr 19th, '10, 14:45

Nice to see your work , all these teapots drying and waiting before firing !
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Tead Off » Apr 19th, '10, 23:34

IPT,

I especially like the light colored tea set with caddy. Very successful result and very Petr!
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby IPT » Apr 20th, '10, 02:02

Isn't it great. It is so obviously Petr pieces.

It's been quite popular here. They get a lot of comments.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Apr 20th, '10, 16:30

Thank you very much everybody.

ITP: Thank you very much for taking those pictures. I really enjoy the teas I have got from you.

ginkgo wrote:Nice to see your work, all these teapots drying and waiting before firing !


I think every potter like this stage of the process, don´t you think? Switzerland is not so far so may be you can come to our place someday and fire with us your pieces in our wood kiln.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Geekgirl » Apr 21st, '10, 22:32

If anyone here is on the fence about Petr's wares, I'd like to put this "exhibit A" into evidence:

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I acquired this little pot which arrived this last week. Yesterday I tried it for the first time on some Da Ye that didn't exactly float my boat the one other time I had it, my first impression was that it was flat and uninteresting. I had previously brewed it in yixing.

This little pot smoothed it out, but didn't cover up the fragrant nature of the tea. It held the heat well enough to bring out some nice flavors, and I had a very enjoyable session. This afternoon, I again used the pot for some shui shan (?) that I thought was a tiny bit over roasted. Again, we got some magic and the "roasted" became more nutty and balanced.

It's very functional too, maybe a tiny bit dribble as I've noticed some porcelain pots are prone to do if you don't pour carefully. (I'm a pretty aggressive pourer, I like to empty that baby as quickly as possible.) And it pours like lightning if you don't mind a drip or two- <5sec to empty. Wow. The screen inside looks like a tiny hybrid of sasame and ball filter (I should post a shot of this, huh?) and works like a charm. The lid stays on very well and it's well-balanced.

I wanted to make this note here because I tend to be skeptical of teapots outside my comfort zone, which is generally tokoname kyusus and yixing from decent sources. This particular little pot, however, is well-designed and well-crafted.

Now don't go buying them all up. I might want to have another one in the future. :wink:
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby debunix » Apr 21st, '10, 22:40

Oooh, beautiful. A touch to austere or rugged to be simply pretty: striking fits better. Nice.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Chip » Apr 21st, '10, 22:45

He does some great work ... amazing! Thanks for the review Geek.
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