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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Robert Fornell » Feb 21st, '10, 12:43

Welcome Petr!

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

Best,
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Re: Petr Novák - Pots under influence of tea

by Mrs. Chip » Feb 22nd, '10, 12:25

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, 16:39

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, 17:54

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, 18:07

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, 18:11

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, 18:23

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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by Littlepig2 » Feb 22nd, '10, 20:02

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

by IPT » Feb 22nd, '10, 22:56

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, 03:26

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, 10:59

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, 12:35

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, 12:39

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, 15:37

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, 01:02

simply amazing wares. keep us updated

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