Check out these two movies about Jiri Duchek and his work. Movie1 and Movie2
Seeing this pot it clearly shows nice visible transparent cracks that will colour by time. Very tightly fitting lid for this type of Jiri’s teapot. The shape is very unique.
On the first 6 pictures are teapots that were aged for several months. When you get a new teapot it is very interesting to observe from a session to a session such changes taking place.
The pot 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 made in such a teapot 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 teapot. This web of cracks is unpredictable and could differ from a teapot to a teapot. Also the time when they appear is not fixed.
Each pot has an unique shape, size, fire marks. The pot surface is very smooth and nice to touch. The inside of the pot is glazed too and cracks will appear too.
Duchek’s cracking glaze pot #362JD2020k
Pozrite si dve krátke videá o Jiří Duchekovi. Video1 a video2
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