Saturday, 1 October 2016

stone and wood



As I posted earlier I am experimenting with applying clay (brick powder, local clay...) on the wood's surface. Other thing that I wanted to try was using ground stone. I started with slate as it is relatively easy to grind and it is also my favourite stone. In this case I am using Swedish slate which has beautiful purple color. I am quite happy with the the look and feel of the glaze like finish. Looking forward to try other stones. Here are few photos of the finished maple wood scoop.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

reclaimed wood



I love to work with wood that has some story behind, that has lived somewhere. It was destined to end but now new journey begins when reworked. This time it is the old piece of oak flooring from our house, we needed to repair some part of our parquetry and this was removed. For more that a century it was a part of our house. Beautifully aged piece of wood living another life.  


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Some recent woodwork



maple painted with brick powder

 







hawthorn chashaku



bog oak J shape tea leaves presentation vessel







oak chashaku





oak root



bog oak - 3300 BC (wood)



poplar scoop with hawthorn chashaku





larch scoop with hawthorn chashaku

TeaBridge


TeaBridge® is out. I have been playing with it and testing it for some time and I think that they are ready to serve and pleased you. I am truly happy about cooperation with Miroslava Randova and looking forward to our further project. Tea pillow-TeaBridge combo will be available as a set or if you already have a tea pillow and would like to have a TeaBridge feel free to contact me and I can make one for you. I believe that you will like it as much as we do.

contact: osedlak@seznam.cz, instagram: @samorost     



Thursday, 8 September 2016

experimenting



This was cooking in my head for some time. I was contemplating about using some natural colorant to color the wood. It is always fun to try something new. Here I am using powder from old brick to color the surface of the wood and also to add some interesting texture. I am quite happy with the results. It looks and feels great and I like the clay and wood connection. The brick powder is mixed with shellac and then the natural hard oil is applied as a final finish. Here the poplar wood with brushed outer surface is used for the tea scoop, I think that it goes well with the red color.  














Sunday, 14 August 2016

new tea pot



Gorgeous tea pot by talented Jan Pavek. He dig his clay himself, fired in anagama kiln, glaze is from the ash from the fire, unglazed inside - 60 ml. Really happy with this one, joy to use.





lovely pitcher





aged wood


Just wanted to share another oak scoop that I made recently. This wood comes from a giant and a very old tree. Particularly beautiful here is two layer structure and the crack.













oak wood tea pillow...although the wood is very old and heavily weathered, top surface could have been polished and looks great...shellac resin and tea seeds oil treated...I am very happy with this one







lovely grain on this beech wood






Sunday, 7 August 2016

wood for tea bridge


...in the process of testing another wood for the tea bridge. I thing that this one goes really good with this tea boat as for the color concern. I also like how the color match with the teapot's handle, really enjoy using this one made by Andrzej Bero. Hawthorn wood is used here, in love with this one. It is a hard wood and the grain is just fantastic. I have recently collected quite a lot of this wood as they cut down a tree in the near orchard and I was able to stock some branches from it. I am very happy about this. Beautiful tea boat is work of Mirka Randova.