Check out these two movies about Jiri Duchek and his work. Movie1 and Movie2
This teapot is a used one, I used (still being used and further aged) it with middle aged sheng pu-erh teas that is fitting the most. It was used for about two weeks and I still try to season it more. I will put online more pictures still.
The good thing about this piece is that you know how it looks like after seasoning/using it.
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 #415JD2020k
Pozrite si dve krátke videá o Jiří Duchekovi. Video1 a video2
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