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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Robert Fornell » Feb 21st 10 5:43 pm

Welcome Petr!

Nice work............... keep at it!

Best,
R

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Mrs. Chip » Feb 22nd 10 5:25 pm

Hi Petr! Welcome to the forum.

Your work is just incredible, I love the earthy tones, very beautiful indeed.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Petr Novák » Feb 22nd 10 9:39 pm

Thank all of you for plaudit, my ego like it...I am kidding, I really appreciated that my works are remarkable for you. Thanks.

Truth is that in Czech Republic we have surprising amount of tearooms and it help me to develop my tea ware. It is because in pottery you need not only inspirations, information, and artistic feelings but also a lot of practice. And I am conscious that there is a lot of things I can work on. So I have to say also thank you to all people who suport me on my journey.
Here is a teapot just after finishing...
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Chip » Feb 22nd 10 10:54 pm

I would say that is a fascinating teapot!!! A lot of character. :mrgreen:

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Petr Novák » Feb 22nd 10 11:07 pm

But it is still only piece of clay waiting for a fire...It is magical, isn it?
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Chip » Feb 22nd 10 11:11 pm

How was the crackling added to the surface? Looks like it is "stretch marks?"

I wonder what it will look like out of the fire. :?:

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Petr Novák » Feb 22nd 10 11:23 pm

Here Is the detail of fired pot with this decoration...In basic it is quite common technique . Latter on I will explain it.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Littlepig2 » Feb 23rd 10 1:02 am

Welcome Peter. I do love that teapot.
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by IPT » Feb 23rd 10 3:56 am

That is an Awesome looking teapot! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's fired.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by ginkgo » Feb 23rd 10 8:26 am

Elegant tea pot : I like the "tree" stucture before firing .... :D

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by JBaymore » Feb 23rd 10 3:59 pm

Welcome to TeaChat. SOme nice looking forms there.

Looks like you are using sodium silicate (waterglass) on the surface to get the cracking when you stretch.....and an enhansed "flashing" effect on the fired unglazed clay in addition to the woodfire. Is that the case?

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by spittingoutteeth » Feb 23rd 10 5:35 pm

I just purchased a houhin & cup set created by Petr (my local teashop, Dobra Tea, has a nice collection of his works) and I love it. Great work Petr; I hope to obtain more of your teaware soon!

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Mrs. Chip » Feb 23rd 10 5:39 pm

spittingoutteeth wrote:I just purchased a houhin & cup set created by Petr (my local teashop, Dobra Tea, has a nice collection of his works) and I love it. Great work Petr; I hope to obtain more of your teaware soon!
Thanks for sharing spittingoutteeth!!! Beautiful shot of your gorgeous acquisition! :wink:

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Petr Novák » Feb 23rd 10 8:37 pm

Thank all of you for kind words.

John, you are right. I use wateglass for this decoration. I apply thin coat of waterglass on basic cone of clay, than I left it for several minutes and than working only from inside by one hand I make a shape of the pot.


Spittingouteeth: Which one of Dobra tea is your local? Is it Madison or Burlington? Thank you for support and enjoy your pot. Please, Let me know by a time how it works.

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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Ebtoulson » Feb 24th 10 6:02 am

simply amazing wares. keep us updated