Content and size of the pitcher:
280 ml, top diameter 10 cm, height 8,8 cm
About this piece:
This is a bigger sized pitcher with thicker walls. It was used a few times for testing and there are already forming inside and at the bottom cracking webs. Judging according glaze transparent cracks the aged pitcher might look fantastic, as far as you like this kind effect on ceramics.
The last 3 pictures are aged/used Jiri Duchek’s cracking glaze pieces. When you get a new teapot/cup/picher it is very interesting to observe from a session to a session such changes taking place.
The pitcher 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 prepare from such a pitcher 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/pot/pitcher 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 #048JD2021c
280 ml, vrchný priemer 10 cm, výška 8,8 cm
Pozrite si dve krátke videá o Jiří Duchekovi. Video1 a video2
Ručne vyrobený a v peci na drevo vypálený zlievačik s effektom popraskanej glazúry. Ďalší popis iba angličtine.