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.m.
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:24 am

debunix wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 am
I have pieces that have crackly glazes that I are a delight to watch 'age' as those stain and darken...
Indeed, those crackles on your cup are evolving nicely.
Tetsubin
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:54 pm

.m. wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 am
Tetsubin This is one of the early pots Petr made in the "bizen style". I've been using it regularly for 7 years now. At some point it got cleaned when the layer of tea residue in the interior got too thick. One of the nice things about this style is how the tea stains naturally blend with the clay. But eventually they'll end up obscuring the nice colors that fire painted on its surface. The same applies to yixing: a well raised tea stained surface may look nice, but eventually it stops one from being able to fully appreciate the beauty of the clay. Again, just my opinion.
Do you feel that the quality of your brews is similar now as to when you first bout your teapot? I guess that what i am trying to get at is does his teapots stand the test of time in terms of brewing ability?
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:29 pm

Tetsubin wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Do you feel that the quality of your brews is similar now as to when you first bout your teapot? I guess that what i am trying to get at is does his teapots stand the test of time in terms of brewing ability?
There might be some short initial seasoning period, after which i don't think it changes much. All i can really say is that i still enjoy using his pots.
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:25 pm

I reach with as much delight for my first kyusu and shiboridashi from Petr as I did when they were new, and ditto for my bizen-like upright pot (can't find a photo posted of this one, oddly enough), or the treebark pots, other shiboridashi, and fully glazed kyusu and shibos. One of the treebark pots does dribble a little, but that dribble results in a wonderful phenomenon where I can sniff near the spout and deep-roasted oolongs leave a scent of raspberries. Sometimes I grab that pot and prepare one of those teas just becuase I love that.
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:09 pm

New Petr Novák items at Klasektea (previous darjeeling.cz) in case anyone is on the hunt for one :)
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:54 pm

He recently unloaded his kiln and has pots ready to go. You can email him directly about items you want. I just bought a couple chawans from him.
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:45 pm

Beautiful pieces...and some potsandteaclub items up also
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:20 am

This kyusu in particular has a magnificant flame pattern, but I do not have a need for an unglazed pot in this size....sigh.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:45 pm

Here are a couple of Novak chawans I received today. I sent an email to Petr but does anyone know how to clean and maintain these? Pictures by Petr.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:00 pm

t-curious wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Here are a couple of Novak chawans I received today. I sent an email to Petr but does anyone know how to clean and maintain these? Pictures by Petr.
Nice chawan. I recommend just hot water and a soft cloth to blot dry with care. If they get really grungy, you can rub a little baking soda on area, followed by white vinegar, and then a hot water rinse. Enjoy.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:49 pm

I maintain this beauty with water and soft cloth, and occasional rubbing with fingers and baking soda.

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Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:40 am

FYI, some lovely new work up on Pots & Tea club including some magnificant Puerh jars with unbelievably gorgeous fire markings.
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:00 am

New wares up on http://www.darjeeling.cz/en/creative-wo ... petr-novak:

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pots/kyusu, shibos, chawans, cup sets, and one larger 'kettle'
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