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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:12 am

Where do you order 'directly from him' [Jiri Duchek]?
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 am

debunix wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:12 am
Where do you order 'directly from him' [Jiri Duchek]?
Maybe
http://www.keramikaduchek.cz/
https://www.facebook.com/keramikaduchek/
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:37 am

This is it, yes. You can write him an email and he usually send pictures of items in stock or from any new firings he has done.
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 pm

@lUKAV28 thanks for starting this interesting thread. Some really nice teaware here. With no sack or curve on the underside of Jiří Duchek’s spouts, how is the pour? They are pretty straight.

I have two interesting very wabi-sabi, highly textured and tactile pieces by a mystery artist named Nijuboshi who lives (or lived) in France. Another French tea aficionado bought some of his ceramics a few years ago but now says he doesn’t have any news about him. I bought two pieces from him, a chawan and a tea caddie. According to to the guy I bought these from “Nijuboshi lived in France and built a tiny wood fire kiln in his garden. He brought clay from his walks in the mountain of the Alpes de Haute Provence, 'just enough to make one bowl or two each time’. He put the clay in his pockets and made the bowl back home. He is a very mystical person, secret and mysterious.“


Wood-fired chawan and tea caddie by the artist Nijuboshi, made from clay harvested by the artist in the mountain of the Alpes de Haute Provence. Screen shots courtesy of French vendor.

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:04 pm

I was wondering that as well about Ducheks spout constructions. To my eye they look like they will dribble, unless they are only meant for Japanese tea?
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm

Bok wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:04 pm
I was wondering that as well about Ducheks spout constructions. To my eye they look like they will dribble, unless they are only meant for Japanese tea?
What, Japanese teas don’t drip :lol:
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:41 pm

Victoria wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Bok wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:04 pm
I was wondering that as well about Ducheks spout constructions. To my eye they look like they will dribble, unless they are only meant for Japanese tea?
What, Japanese teas don’t drip :lol:
I was referring to the way one pours very slowly usually for Japanese teas and does not fill the pot to the brim/aka waterline, so dribbling is not such an issue...
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:42 pm

Bok wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Bok wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:04 pm
I was wondering that as well about Ducheks spout constructions. To my eye they look like they will dribble, unless they are only meant for Japanese tea?
What, Japanese teas don’t drip :lol:
I was referring to the way one pours very slowly usually for Japanese teas and does not fill the pot to the brim/aka waterline, so dribbling is not such an issue...
Yeah, a dribbling spout is still an issue with certain kyusu. Pouring slowly doesn’t change that. In @Chip’s 12 Days of Kyusu thread he talks quite a bit about dribbling drippy spouts, especially with Junzo Maekawa‘s kyusu. It’s annoyingly to see a drop of pure gold dribble away down the underside of a spout :x .
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Bok wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:04 pm
I was wondering that as well about Ducheks spout constructions. To my eye they look like they will dribble, unless they are only meant for Japanese tea?
@Victoria @Bok actually they do have a small curve, tested two of them and zero issues with pouring. No dribble with slow or fast pouring. Oh and yes they pour really fast.
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:08 am

Victoria wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 pm
I have two interesting very wabi-sabi, highly textured and tactile pieces by a mystery artist named Nijuboshi who lives (or lived) in France. Another French tea aficionado bought some of his ceramics a few years ago but now says he doesn’t have any news about him. I bought two pieces from him, a chawan and a tea caddie. According to to the guy I bought these from “Nijuboshi lived in France and built a tiny wood fire kiln in his garden. He brought clay from his walks in the mountain of the Alpes de Haute Provence, 'just enough to make one bowl or two each time’. He put the clay in his pockets and made the bowl back home. He is a very mystical person, secret and mysterious.“
Victoria,
I wonder if he is around the village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie, famous for it's ceramics. Not only the remarkable location, but I imagine it is possible to gather clay from the surrounding mountains.
Your pieces are very stunning. How is the feel of them in use?
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