Thursday, 22 December 2016
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Kind of off topic but I thought I share few photos of this.
I fell in love with this gorgeous whisky glass the second I saw it. As a single malt whisky lover I had to get this. Wonderful piece of art, hand-blown borosilicate glass. Double walled. It feels great in the hand, beautiful drinking experience. Will be probably good for tea tasting too.
This glass is so photogenic.
Recently I got this gorgeous tea pot by my friend Petr Novak. I thought I share few photos of this little gem. It is about 95 ml, unglazed and wood fired. Made from hight iron clay. There are some beautiful ash-fire effects going on. It pours well and the lit fits perfectly. I dedicated this one to red teas. I am so happy with it.
Friday, 18 November 2016
...or was it on earth?
Wanted to share this wonderful color combination of black bog oak and nice orange/red hawthorn wood. I simply can't stop looking at this. I am also trying new matte finish here, both on scoop and tea pick. So far I am happy with it. Thanks for looking!
One would not say that all these wood chips comes just from carving this one scoop, I was surprised myself. I usually do not pay attention to this, but when I saw the shaving I thought that it is kind of interesting to see.
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Thursday, 3 November 2016
tea tray - slate in oak frame...piece of our old roof tile. Note the nail holes. I like the violet color of this swedish slate. Another piece of history living again. It reminds me of portable chalk board that were used in schools back in the old days. Joy to use, my tea life is complete. Tea ware by Petr Novak.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
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
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
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Thursday, 8 September 2016
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.