Content and size of the cup:
200 ml, top diameter 10,4 cm, height 6 cm
About this piece
This might be a very special cup for someone, it has been used for several months by Jiri Duchek to see its seasoning, indeed it ‘cracks’ really nicely along its beautyful shape. This piece a kind heavier that make it stand firmly on the table, it is a majestic cup.
A cup thats cracks are showing fast, very different with each cup, this one with a nice shape.
The cup is made by naturally and locally sourced clay by Jiri Duchek itself. It also contains a bit of locally sourced kaolin clay which is used for porcelain making. Additionally is glazed with a thin layer of white glaze. Such glaze is used in old times in Korea. You may check an aged cup from Korea on the following link.
Tea drunk from such a cup has round, mild and pleasant taste, similar taste as achieved by pure porcelain cups. This type of glaze makes tea taste more neutral, clean and pleasant. It kinds of purifies the final taste of tea.
The glazed fired shred will slowly age and change its color. A web of black cracks will appear and change the look of a cup. This web of cracks is unpredictable and could differ from a cup to a cup. Also the time when they appear is not fixed.
Each cup has an unique shape, size, fire marks. The cup surface is very smooth and nice to touch. The inside of the cup is glazed too and cracks will appear too.
Check out these two movies about Jiri Duchek and his work. Movie1 and Movie2
Duchek’s cracking glaze cup #0306JD2021m
200 ml, vrchný priemer 10,4 cm, výška 6 cm
Pozrite si dve krátke videá o Jiří Duchekovi. Video1 a video2
Ručne vyrobená a v peci na drevo vypálená miska s effektom popraskanej glazúry.