Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby debunix » Jun 29th, '13, 12:58

Petr Novák wrote:“what do you see on tree bark surface anyway?"

......But maybe some owners of such teapots can confirm, that especially with small 80-120ml teapots, the three bark surface is more like natural detail than overwhelming and distinct decor.....


My little treebark pot seems like it was grown, or dug out of the ground--a natural something found, not something made.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby debunix » Jun 29th, '13, 13:00

Petr Novák wrote:“what do you see on tree bark surface anyway?"

......But maybe some owners of such teapots can confirm, that especially with small 80-120ml teapots, the three bark surface is more like natural detail than overwhelming and distinct decor.....


My little treebark pot seems like it was grown, or dug out of the ground--a natural whole, found, not made.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Jul 9th, '13, 03:34

Last week, we had workshop fucused on glazes for woodfiring , busy time with many people in our house, a lot of work and fun, two firings of our small experimental wood kiln to 1350°C. Aside from teaching and sharing of our regular glazes and techniques we always try some new, suprice glaze(es). This time it was the famous "snow flake", quite tricky one...If we would like to keep using it, we have to work on it, but for the start it is not so bed....
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we use recepie with 1% of copper, it end up with red "dust" on the bottom...
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby andrzej bero » Jul 9th, '13, 08:04

not bad at all - mainly the second image
btw where do you announce your workshops - mayby I would like to take part once

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Jul 13th, '13, 15:15

andrzej bero wrote:btw where do you announce your workshops - mayby I would like to take part once
We have a webpage for that http://www.kcdoupe.cz/en/ Workshops are still just in Czech, and still just during summer. But we can think of some cooperation, teach-share something together here:)

And for fun, new reading on my blog http://potsandtea.blogspot.cz/2013/07/g ... ajazz.html
Turn your sound on and Enjoy!

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Jul 21st, '13, 07:52

....and after fire. A bit like made of iron-copper alloy http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... _perou.jpg dont you think?
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby NPE » Jul 21st, '13, 08:07

Wow! That kyusu looks amazing!!! :shock: The colours are wonderful and the surface looks like nothing I have ever seen - man-made nature.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby debunix » Jul 21st, '13, 12:19

Very cool.

I had another session with my treebark pot last night, and it is still doing the amazing aroma trick--where it seems to amplify the fruitiest scents of the roasted oolongs brewed in it. Very curious how much that is due to the clay, the surface texture, or a combination of both, and whether this almost-hobnail pot would have a similar effect.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Chip » Jul 21st, '13, 12:36

Whoa Petr, that is truly wild! I think such a pot could find a TCer home! 8)

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Jul 21st, '13, 14:22

Thank you all!
debunix wrote:still doing the amazing aroma trick--


Thank you for sharing Debunix, that is what makes me as teaware potter happy: Knowing that some of my teapots make better tea.

Chip wrote:Whoa Petr, that is truly wild! I think such a pot could find a TCer home!

Already has :) And now, take a walk on the wild side...110ml, unglazed, stony with copper veins...
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Few more pics of it here https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1182 ... 9427727249

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Seeker » Jul 21st, '13, 14:30

beautiful pot Petr!
(I was unable to view the additional images however - the link led 1st to a google page where I had to sign in w/ my google info, then a request page and after clicking on "request" a message saying I would be notified when the request to view was granted.)

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Jul 21st, '13, 14:33

ups, I am going to make it public right ahead...thanks! This should work https://picasaweb.google.com/1182362173 ... rthAndFire

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Seeker » Jul 21st, '13, 14:46

Hi Petr,
It's working great now!
Will you be posting an "available now" page that showcases all your currently available tea ware?

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby Petr Novák » Jul 21st, '13, 15:05

Seeker wrote:Will you be posting an "available now" page that showcases all your currently available tea ware?
I am going to but it will takes several days, maybe more then week...I will share that updating with TChaters here too.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

Postby kikula » Jul 21st, '13, 16:36

Ai, what a wonderful teapot Petr! When I was a kid I actually had a bark collection; old weathered bits and pieces I found in the woods with wonderful colored lichens and moss and all. So beautiful. This one is bark of old pine, the way it deeply segments, such satisfying texture. It seems right to me that tea leaves should rest in that sort of form. I love looking at artisan ware in this forum, eagerly watching mailbox for two from Andrzej, and I'm so greedy I will have to have one from you too before I'm done. Terrific work, as usual.

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