Tea Ware

07. 11. 2017

Aleš ‘Belin’ Dančák studied music college in Ostrava and went on to work with glass, natural tiling and plaster models in workshops for several years. He considers himself a self-taught potter. “I have made pottery for fifteen years. I work with earthenware and porcelain, I use wood firing and what I like is to experiment […]

Black soil – discovery by master Duchek

22. 07. 2017

It comes from Džbán highlands. Wood-fired at 1200°C in a strongly reduction atmosphhere, it means in a minimum of oxygen inside kiln, therefor carbon stays mostly in the clay and doesn´t burn out. So the clay gets special qualitites such as visible exceptional colour and tactually we can feel it similar to slate (fosilized mud […]

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How a Tea Wood is born – Ondřej Sedlák

29. 06. 2017

Do you want to look behind the scene and see the process of tea wood making? Ondřej Sedlák puts his passion into it and he gave us this text and photos of one of his recent pieces. Enjoy!                                    I was […]

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Simply water

22. 04. 2017

Next chapter from original texts written by ceramist Jiří Duchek. Pottery arises thanks to skilful hands, soil and fire and last but not least, water. Let´s have a look at a water story by master Duchek. Beautiful b/w pictures were made by Martina Šimková.     Freezing, cold, warmer, boiling! The rain’s over. The stray cloud […]

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Mirka and the Boat

01. 02. 2017

How did Mirka start to make tea boats (or tea seas)? We have known potters Petr Novák and Mirka Randová for seven years. They both create teaware in their own specific way. We asked Mirka a few questions about the phenomenon of tea boats, which we keep discovering, using and – most importantly – admiring.     […]

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This is the potters’ journey to clay, since time immemorial; because this is the way potters are.

04. 12. 2016

After a longer break we start with a blog series (irregular) based on texts by potter Jiří Duchek. This text was named by him as “Criss Cross” and tells poetically about potter´s wandering to find his clay… Excellent pictures were made by Martina Šimková.  From the time without beginning it’s been travelling with the wind, it’s […]

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Blue painting on Arita Tea Porcelain

21. 07. 2016

Japan produces many types of ceramics that are also popular overseas. One of them is Arita ware, which has been favored for over 400 years not only in Japan but in Europe as well.

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Potter Jiří Duchek and his tea bowl – two palms connected.

21. 06. 2016

Wood-fired artisan tea pottery by Jiří Duchek. Jiří Duchek creates his teapots and tea bowls as living items with a story behind them, not just as outer material objects, that are here for a technical purpose only.

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Wood for Your Tea

25. 02. 2016

Ondřej Sedlák is one of the exceptional people we have met recently. His woodwork and tea accessories are something that takes tea drinking back to its roots − to tranquillity, naturalness and contemplation. Do you think that this is something that doesn’t fit this world anymore? We think the opposite…

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How to fire anagama, or Jan, welcome to Klasek Tea!

06. 01. 2016

Introducing Jan Pávek Honza is a young man who creates exceptional tea pottery. He is a tea enthusiast and self-taught pottery maker. We have met him only recently and we were charmed by his pieces, some of which you can now find in our eshop. See for yourself… Jan Pávek about himself and his pottery […]

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