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.