Visiting artists studios is one of the pleasures of working with Tea and related wares. people that create Tea utensils are as special as those making the Tea itself.
Tea practice extends into the realm of clay art. Artists that practice Tea know better how to create pieces that are functional and beautiful. We travel to visit studios of famed artists that dedicate there pottery practice to teaware: Petr Novak, Miroslava Randova, Peter Kuo or Emilio del Pozo.
Most pieces created by these artists are wood-fired, a technique that produces unique pieces and require expertise to handle the pieces and the kiln.
Some of these pieces are made from clay harvested locally, close to the studio where the pots and bowls are thrown and finished.
A good original piece of teaware will enhance the experience of the tea practice, and will become an extension of your arm and hand when pouring for you and others.
Above pictured: progress pieces in a corner of Petr Novak's studio in Doupe, Czech Republic.
8/3/2019 02:44:04 am
Sometimes, artists get their inspiration from other artists as well. I remember my cousin because he is an artist, and there are times when he would invite me to accompany him and visit exhibits of other artists. At first, I find it weird because I thought he should see them as competitors. Second thing is that I thought he was doing some sort of spying to get some ideas for his next work. The only thing that he said was an artist just like others never stop learning and should learn from others.
8/9/2019 04:22:54 am
These are really great teapots that you have here. The way that you were able to create these is just immaculate. If you are willing to sell me some of them, then I will more than happy to pay for them. I have a lot of things that I can use them on. I have a set of teapots that I can change after a while now. I do hope that you decide to sell me some of these teapots.
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Co-founder of Puerh Brooklyn teashop, artist and designer. Tea Ceremony host.