úterý 27. května 2014

Spring selection



    Almost all pieces from this selection are from March firing. Just few of them are from kiln which we fired after my return from Taiwan. And this selection is, most probably, the last for this model of Pots and Tea Club blog.

We have suspected that there can be some problems with closed, kind of community blog, running under blogger. But as more and more people wished to be part of this project, number of those who have real trouble to log-in rise quickly. Many of you even have not get the invitation despite the fact that we tried again and again to make it work. We are flattered that there is more members of our club then the blogger can handle but it is not comfortable either for you or for us. Now, this blog is open for everyone, so even those who were not lucky to "get in", now they have a chance to see the new selection. Next time, all of you who are already in the club (and we have you in our email list) will receive password and username for new website. All those original goals of the club will remain, just under new domain. We hope it will works this time and the club is going to slowly grow. That is for the future...


For now, selection of twenty one pieces, ready to be share with you. As I already mentioned, we also have new tea stoves for heating water on charcoal. We would like to add few of those stoves to this selection in couple of days. We are quite excited about them!


As usually, there is just one picture of each pieces on this site. For more shots please visit this picasa album. There are short description next to each piece but if you have any questions feel free to let me know. If you are interested and you would like to purchase, let me know via email as well. Here, we aplly the "first comes, first served" rule.

Note: From Petr's trip to Taiwan, there are some new teas in our tea cabinet. There will be sample for every piece from this selection+nice post cart as our thank you for your support.



Teapot: The Yellow Mist

Description: Fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,,teapot is glazed in celedon glaze, which on this clay shows new face.
Volume: 140ml
Price: 60usd
RESERVED



Cup with saucer: The Cold Summer Day

Description: Fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,cup is glazed in grey white crackel glaze, saucer is glazed in black magda slip glaze.
Volume: 110ml
Price: 20usd
RESERVED


Small jar: The Elegant

Description: Technical porcelain, woodfired to around 1300°C, glazed in grey white felspar glaze,
Volume: 140ml
Price: 35usd
RESERVED


Fair cup with three cups: The Mountain Water


Description: Natural stoneware, woodfired to around 1350°C,, glazed in ash "nuka" glaze.
Volume of the fair cup: 130ml
Price: 50usd
RESERVED



Side handel teapot: The Other Side


Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,,teapot was covered with charcoal during the firing, unglazed outside in, Left handed!!!
Volume: 200ml
Price: 65usd
RESERVED



Teapot: The Live Rock
Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,,teapot was covered with charcoal during the firing, unglazed outside with yellow salt glaze inside. Three bark surface 
Volume: 175ml
Price: 65usd
RESERVED


Teapot: The Green Waterfall
Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,,teapot was glazed inside with ash "nuka" glaze, partialy outside.
Volume: 140ml
Price: 60usd
RESRVED

Shiboridashi set: The Forest Pond

Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C, Nuka ash glaze inside, partialy also outside
Volume: 100ml
Price: 50usd
RESERVED


Vase: The Ice 
Stoneware vase with thick snow flake glaze. Electric kiln, fired to around 1230°C
Size: 10cm tall and 7cm wide
Price: 20usd
RESERVED


Jar: The Waterfall of Light

Description: Technical porcelain, woodfired to around 1300°C, glazed in shino glaze, 
Volume: 180ml
Price: 42usd
RESERVED

Teapot: The Gem from Jungle 
Description: Natural stoneware, woodfired to around 1350°C, glazed in grey green felspar, celadon glaze,
Volume: 75ml
Price: 80usd
RESERVED


Teaboat: The Shining in Black



Description: Fine stoneware, fired in electric kiln to 1230°C, Black tenmoku glaze
Size: 15cm wide, 4cm tall
Price: 28usd
RESERVED


Set of two cups: Blue Ash
Description: Natural stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C, Nuka ash glaze
Volume: around 100ml
Price for the set: 25usd
RESERVED


Jar: The Balanced
Description: Technical porcelain, woodfired to around 1300°C, glazed in grey white felspar glaze, 
Volume: 300ml
Price: 44usd
RESERVED

Set of three cups: The Ice crack

Description: dark, fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1250°C, glazed in grey green snow flake glaze,
Volume: 80ml
Price: 32usd
RESERVED

Fair cup: Snow Flake


Description: Natural stoneware, woodfired to around 1350°C, glazed in grey green snow flake glaze,
Volume: 150ml
Price: 30usd
RESERVED


Set of three cups: The Young Sheng

Description: Translucent porcelain, woodfired to around 1300°C, glazed in light green celadon,
Volume: 80ml
Price: 38usd
RESERVED


Shiboridashi with cup: The Touching the Moon


Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1350°C, glazed in grey green snow flake glaze, Cup is with punchong decoration under the glaze
Volume: 100ml
Price: 50usd
RESERVED

Jar: The Rain, Deep in the Forest


Description: Technical porcelain, woodfired to around 1300°C, glazed in natural irony slip glaze,
Volume: 600ml
Price: 60usd
RESERVED

Teaboat: The Warm House
Description: Fine stoneware, fired in electric kiln to 1230°C, glazed in several mat, dry glazes,
Size: 26*5cm
Price: 85usd


Vase: The Stream of Resin
Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1350°C. Strong natural ash deposits over yellow slip
 Size: 10cm hight and 7,5cm wide
Price: 26usd



Thank you for your support!

neděle 9. února 2014

First firing of 2014


Firings in January can be tricky. Middle Europe wether promises snow and freeze and you can imagine: Whole day loading of our woodkiln, with bare hands in 15°C bellow zero is, let say, unpleasant. But this year's Czech winter is mild, just with a bit of snow and temperature around zero. Good for us!

This time, We choose twelve pieces which are for us somehow significant. As usually some shibos, teapots, cups. Mirka was working on wide selection of bonsai pots for whole more then two months so her work is represented "just" by really small woodfired vase and teaboat from our electric kiln. If you are fan of her work then dont worry. Next time there will be much more to share.

Here is new pots and tea club album with few picutres of each

Vase "Frozen Field"

Stoneware vase with snow flake glaze. Woodfired to around 1280°C
Size: 7cm tall and 6cm wide
Price: 19usd



SOLD





Shiboridashi "Dark Field"



Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C, Nuka ash glaze, with lines of tenmoku glaze
                  Volume: 125ml
                  Price: 47usd
SOLD


Couple of Bowls "Blue Ash"

Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1280°C, Nuka ash glaze
                  Volume: around 190ml
                  Price for the set: 32usd





SOLD




Teapot "Fine Soil"

Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,,teapot was covered with charcoal during the firing, unglazed outside in.
                  Volume: 125ml
                  Price: 60usd
RESERVED

note: clay of this teapot is the black natural clay about which you can read more here


Shiboridashi set "Fire Flowers"



Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,shiboridashi was covered with charcoal during the firing, New Kuan glaze on the cup
                  Volume: 110ml
                  Price: 48usd
SOLD


Small shiboridashi "Twilight"



Description: Fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1250°C,shiboridashi was covered with charcoal during the firing, unglazed outside in.
                  Volume: 70ml
                  Price: 37usd
SOLD

Teapot set "Blue Ash"


Description: Teapot with three cup, Natural stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C, Nuka ash glaze
                  Volume of the teapot: 125ml
                  Price: 78usd
SOLD

note: clay of this teapot is the black natural clay about which you can read more here.

 Bowl "Snow Flake"



Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1280°C, Snow flake natural glaze
                  Volume: around 210ml
                  Price for the set: 27usd
SOLD



Shiboridashi set "Yellow salt"



Description: Fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,Glazed in Yellow Salt glaze with decoration lines of tenmoku glaze.
                  Volume: 100ml
                  Price: 54usd
SOLD

Shiboridashi set "Warm Pebble"



Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,Glazed in white glaze inside, unglazed outside. Cup with shino glaze outside
                  Volume: 120ml
                  Price: 48usd
SOLD

Teapot " Copper Ore Stone"



Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,,teapot was covered with charcoal during the firing, unglazed outside in, with three bark surface.
                  Volume: 110ml
                  Price: 60usd
SOLD

Teaboat "Golden Rain"



Description: Fine stoneware, fired in electric kiln to 1230°C, Gloden tenmoku glaze inside and black glaze outside.
Size: 18cm wide, 4,5cm tall
Price: 28usd
SOLD

Teapot " Copper Rust"



Description: Stoneware, woodfired to around 1300°C,,teapot was covered with charcoal during the firing, unglazed inside with blue-green matt glaze outside.
                  Volume: 120ml
                  Price: 60usd
SOLD

If you have any more questions feel free to leave comment here or contact me via email. Sample of fine tea will go with each order from this selection, Hope you will enjoy it!

Thank you for reading!





neděle 2. února 2014

Three specials


Dear readers, thank you very much for joining the club. There is already one hundred members and we were very suprised how quickly was that number rising. We already have several ideas how to thank you for being part of this. Tea samples, free cups with your club order and more. For now, three special pieces...

We had another firing with kiln opening last week. It was actually first firing of this year and we are eager to share new "the best of" selection with you. In around a week it will be out and you will be noticed via email. Today three special pieces are not from this firing...

Forgotten in the ash...

First one is small teapot, unglazed, rough clay with three bark surface. This pot was actually really "forgotten in ash". I found it in kiln when I was preparing it for last week firing. As some of you know, there is a kiln area which we use for special "charcoal effects". Some of you might be aware of this technique: When reaching the top temperature, we pull out few bricks from kiln door and  cover white hot pots with charcoal. Strong, local reduction creates warm, natural effects. Some pieces loves it...This small teapot was in this area waiting for more than month from last firing. Covered with charcoal ash, hided behind kiln stand...And I was still wondering what happened to this kid.

Description: Stoneware teapot, unglazed, fired in charcoal part of the kiln to around 1250°C
Size: It can hold 75ml
Price: 55usd

RESERVED





You will find more picutres here


Gem number eight- Rusty Morning

For those who follow my original blog regularly is Gem Collection well known. When I post new piece for this collection, they are usually reserved very quickly. Applicants are patiently waiting for almost year before I contact them to arrange the shipping to pots new home. Thanks to all of you who take a part! This Gem n.8 was ready to meet its new owner several months back. But the bidder still has not called for it. I decided to offer it here. Is anyone interested?

The original post, and pictures are here 

Description: Stoneware teapot, unglazed outside with white glaze inside, fired in charcoal part of the kiln to around 1250°C
Size: It can hold 260ml
Price: 60usd

RESERVED





Teaboat

When you are a potter, then kiln opening is always full of excitements. When bigger piece not only survive The Fire but The Fire lift them up, we feel blessed. And this teaboat is the case. Mirka has played with layers of shino glaze, different hues of brown- red, soft and fine twilight like colors. It is very difficult take pictures to make it justice, at least for us. With such big, flat pieces we always have this problem. Nevertheless, we decided to make another page of this blog, dedicated just for available teaboats. First one is already there...


Description: Stoneware teaboat, black slip glaze inside and shino glaze outside, wood fired to around 1280°C
Size: 52*28cm
Price: 190usd








Thank you for reading!


pondělí 13. ledna 2014

The First Club's offer


For the first time, I prepared selection of 15 pieces of our tea ware. The selection is made of pots from three kilns fired at the end of 2013. As I have already said on other places, there are always some pieces in each kiln, which we like and for some particular reason we want to keep them for a while. New glaze or shape, distinctive fire effect or "just" the right feeling when holding that pot in our hands. I could usually label those pieces as "this is the way I want to go". And pieces in my first offer here belong to this category. There is always one picture of each piece. By opening the link under each picture, you will go to picasa album, where you can see more.

This first selection is going to be posted until new selection from next firing. You are going to be notify about that change (or any other new offer) via email. For now, I can just say that it is going to be here for about couple of weeks.

How to order?

It is quite simple. If you would like to own any of ware listed below, please, let me know via email. I will check shipping cost depending on final weight of the package and your destination, and reserve that piece for you. Reservation is going to appear under the picture on this page. All this works under "First come, first served" rule. Payments are made via paypal, shipping is usually made in a week. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

And here we are:

Yunomi "Lava and Snow"




Description: Stoneware cup, woodfired to around 1300°C, shino glaze with white slip and running ash deposits.
Size: 8,5cm wide and 8cm high, 220ml
Price: 32usd

More picutres

Reserved



















Teapot "Ryokan"




Description: Small stoneware teapot, woodfired to around 1300°C, unglazed with brush work decoration outside.
Size: 90ml
Price: 60usd

More pictures


RESERVED




Yunomie "The Mist"
Description: Stoneware cup, woodfired to around 1300°C, shino glaze with white slip under the glaze
Size: 7,5cm wide and 8,5cm high, 280ml
Price: 32usd
More pictures

Bowl "The Coast Road"


Description: Stoneware cup, woodfired to around 1300°C, Unglazed with white slip inside. Covered with charcoal at the top temperature
Size: 10cm wide and 5cm high, 150ml
Price: 23usd
More pictures

RESERVED


Simply Bowl

Description: Stoneware cup, woodfired to around 1250°C, Glazed inside with snow flake glaze, white slip brush work under the glaze.
Size: 11cm wide and 4,5cm high, 160ml
Price: 19usd
More pictures

Reserved

Shiboridashi "The Light behind"


Description: Shiboridashi, fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1280°C, "Black Magda" slip glaze with yellow salt glaze inside.
Size: 9cm wide and 5.5cm high, 120ml
Price: 37usd
More pictures

SOLD

"The Humble Cup"

Description: Stoneware cup woodfired to around 1230°C, "Punchong" style- feldspar glaze with white slip decoration under.
Size: 5cm wide and 8cm high, 80ml
Price: 19usd
More pictures

SOLD

Yunomie "The Sunrise"


Description: Stoneware cup, woodfired to around 1300°C, shino glaze with white slip decoration
Size: 6,5cm wide and 9,5cm high, 225ml
Price: 32usd
More pictures


Bowl "The Gathering of Birds"


Description: Bowl, fine stoneware, woodfired to around 1280°C, feldspar glaze inside and ash deposits and fire effects outside
Size:11cm wide and 7cm high, 220ml
Price: 23usd
More pictures


SOLD

Shiboridashi "The Night Field"


Description: Shiboridashi, fine, high iron stoneware, woodfired to around 1230°C, Unglazed, covered with charcoal at the top temperature
Size: 9cm wide and 5cm high, 100ml
Price: 37usd
More pictures

SOLD


Shiboridashi set "The Forest Spring"


Description: Shiboridashi with two cups,  high iron stoneware, woodfired to around 1230°C, Unglazed, covered with charcoal at the top temperature. Cups are glazed with natural feldspar glaze
Size: 7,5cm wide and 8cm high, 160ml
Price: 55usd
More pictures

SOLD

Yunomie "Two Moons"


Description: Stoneware cup, woodfired to around 1300°C, shino glaze inside. White slip with strong ash deposits outside.
Size: 8,5cm wide and 8cm high, 280ml
Price: 30usd
More pictures

Walnut Vase


Description: Stoneware vase, woodfired to around 1300°C, shino glaze inside inside. Yellow slip with strong ash deposits outside.
Size: 7,5cm wide and 10cm high,
Price: 25usd
More pictures

Set of bowls "Lightness"

Description: Five cups, Translucent porcelain, woodfired to around 1280°C, Glazed with clear celadon glaze
Size: 9cm wide and 5cm high, 130ml
Price of the set: 52usd
More pictures

SOLD

Jar "Day and Night"

Description: Tea jar,  high iron rough stoneware, woodfired to around 1250°C, Unglazed, covered with charcoal at the top temperature, brush work decoration with yellow slip outside
Size: 14cm wide and 18cm high, 1800ml
Price: 63usd
More pictures




SOLD









Thank you for reading!