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Andrzej Bero - Journey through the Mud

by andrzej bero » Jan 6th 11 10:29 pm

Hi, I am new here so let me introduce myself. (just few words becuse English is not my best side)
My name is Andrzej Bero and I am a potter from Warsaw, Poland.
I have about 20 years experience in this field (I mean beginner).
Ceramics related to tea was from the beginning one of my focus. It came from my fascination of Japanese aesthetic rather than tea itself.
I work in stoneware of different types (from smooth to heavy grogy) and colours (whitish - dark brown) many times using white or black angobe under the glaze.
I fire in electric kiln 1200 C or 1250 C and use my own glaze, mostly matt and ash glaze.
Besides ceramic I am a father of 3 children (1-5-8) what prevent me to call myself "full time potter";)
Below I can show you some examples of my work.
I am waiting for any questions, coments, sugestions and critical opinions from TC members. I will try to update my works and activites here.
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by Chip » Jan 6th 11 10:46 pm

Welcome to our TeawareArtisan group!

Beautiful wares. That is a fascinating kyusu, any other photos?

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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by shyrabbit » Jan 6th 11 10:53 pm

Welcome Andrzej,
Nice work and I look forward to see more as time goes by.
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by andrzej bero » Jan 7th 11 12:05 am

so Chip, some more kyusu, hope you like them too. Not for everyone pink is a noble colour but I am fascinating in it now.
Hello Michael! I remember you from FB. Nice to meet you here too:)
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by AdamMY » Jan 7th 11 12:18 am

I really like the shape, style and color of the first Kyusu in that last post... quite nice.

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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by mosshorn » Jan 7th 11 4:04 am

I like the 2nd in the last post..... a lot :mrgreen:

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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by togei » Jan 7th 11 5:17 am

Hello,
Your work looks very interesting. Do you gather all your glaze ingredients yourself?
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by Petr Novák » Jan 7th 11 9:26 am

Cześź Andrzej, It is great to see you here. Your work is wonderful- I hope to see you in person one day as well as hold your pieces.

Look forward to see more pictures in the future. May be also studio? :)

dużo szczęścia
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by andrzej bero » Jan 7th 11 9:47 pm

Thank you for your very warm welcome and kind words about my work :D
Adam - very good choice... that is my favourite
Mosshorn - very good choice... that is my favourite
Dave - Hallo! I wanted to say I do not use commercial, ready glazes (but I do use frits and red angobe). It does not mean I gather stones, smash them and grind. I just mix ready igredients. Sorry I was not accurate in my first post.
for ex. in my glaze below there are frit, talc, nepheline syenite, kaoline, quartz, zircopax, bentonite.
regards
andrzej
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by andrzej bero » Jan 7th 11 10:20 pm

Ahoj Petr,
That is quite funy we had to meet here. Anyway one more reason to thank for TeaChat. Sure I hope to see you in reality, too.
Last year I was in Cieszyn for Tea Festival. I do not know how far is it from your place. Next edition in summer...
Studio... hm... for sure nobody would like to see such a mess like is present but I have some pics from 2009 :lol:
see you
andrzej
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by andrzej bero » Jan 16th 11 11:54 pm

I am comfortable with teapots. That's something new for me. My first shiboridashi.
So I call for understanding;-) But critical opinion are realy welcome here (since there is no "artisan asks teaware user" topic:-) )
no glaze/cone 5/ 200 ml
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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by Ambrose » Jan 17th 11 12:04 am

stunning ! I adore shiboridashi!

In my personal preference, I think notches in the lid help to release the brew better. Also the lid nub doesnt look as comfortable to hold as it could. :D

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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by fracol » Jan 17th 11 12:50 am

Wow, that looks great. I agree with Ambrose on the "lid nub", but don't most shiboridashi have really small one's like that? Just want to say though those items you made look fantastic.

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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by IPT » Jan 17th 11 2:17 am

I really like the look of that shiboridashi. I guess the big question is; how does it pour?

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Re: Andrzej Bero - (almost) Electric Avenue

by Chip » Jan 17th 11 4:19 am

Very nice first attempt. :mrgreen: I am curious about the clay you used since it is unglazed.

I agree about the lid nob. But otherwise it looks great. Often shiboridashi are lower and wider, while houjin tend to be more upright like this one. Shiboridashi do tend to have a rake screen like yours, while houjin tend to have some kind of screening built in.