The teapot has been seasoned with various gushu sheng pu-erh teas for two weeks. You may see the photos before and after use. It’s lid will show its crackles gradually, also the whole teapot look will still change.
This teapot 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.
The tea made of such a teapot has round, mild and pleasant taste, similar taste as achieved by pure porcelain teapots. 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 pot. This web of cracks is unpredictable and could differ from a pot to a pot. Also the time when they appear is not fixed. A picture of a last pot is a pot that was aged for two months. Some cracks will appear very fast but some only months later. The lid of a pot is usually more slower in this progression of cracks. I its very interesting to watch a session to a session such changes taking place. It might one teach unpredictability of things that surrounds us.
Each teapot has an unique shape, size, fire marks. The teapot surface is very smooth and nice to touch. The inside of the teapot is glazed too and cracks will appear too.
Special unusual #pinkypie “clouds” might be present. This marks are present from the start and I will be indicated if present on this pot or a cup. This colouring is very rare and praised as “probably one never knows why and when appear on ceramics”.
This teapot has not got #pinkypie spots.
Duchek’s cracking glaze pot #06_12D18
Ručne vyrobený v peci na drevo vypálený čajník. Čajník má glazované vnútro. Sitko čajníka má najmenej 10 dierok. Ďalší popis iba v angličtine.