Monday, 29 February 2016

playing with the shapes

I like to play with the shape of the scoop, particularly with the edges. Sometimes I left the general shape of the scoop as simple and natural as it gets and sometimes I work on the design little bit more. Then we come to edges: sharp edges, round edges, thick or thin, the combination, the contrast. Small details sometimes, but it is them that matters.      

This is my first scoop made from cherry wood.




another story of the wood

I was visiting my friend and guitar maker some time ago. There was this nice piece of walnut laying around his workshop, it had no use to him so he gave it to me. Of course, I knew what to do with it :) I should be able to make at least 8 scoops from this beautiful piece of wood. This is the No.1.


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

My work availability

Just little update about my work availability. From now on my work is available on www.darjeeling.cz. Thanks!

Here is the direct link:
http://www.darjeeling.cz/en/accessories/wooden-tea-utensils


Monday, 22 February 2016

keep it simple



I work with many different and interesting woods and I give them different shapes. But sometimes clean and simple design is the best. It is a maple wood and I like that dark strip and that small hole.





Morning dose of tea. Taiwanese high mountain Gao Shan Bao Zhong. Tea comes from an old tea family.

Friday, 19 February 2016

spalted oak



This tea scoop was made sometime around Christmas. It's a heavily rotten oak and it's incredibly light (just 12g). You almost don't feel it in your hand. Outside is particularly beautiful. I like the sound it makes in your hands and when moving the tea leaves in to the pot. Tea really stands out in this one. 

Thursday, 11 February 2016

old oak




Today I finished my second tea holder from very fine oak wood. The wood comes from an old door frame that used to be part of our house for more than 100 years. The wood has a lot of character and it's about 250 years old. There was a small hole in the wood and I put a piece of hawthorn in there...I think it's a nice touch to its personality.



This one is perfect for your rolled tea, it can hold approximately 8 grams of tea...btw it is sitting on the very same wood it is made of. Tea pick is from a root. Teaware by Petr Novak.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

wooden beauty





apple wood scoop and pine wood pick



pine wood pick and cherry wood scoop

Monday, 8 February 2016

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Old trees puerh



This morning I was enjoying very nice 2013 Jing Mai ancient tree sheng puerh from my Taiwanese friend. It is from 400-800 years old trees. Lovely sunny morning, tea vapor was dancing in the light...teaware again by Petr Novak.

Friday, 5 February 2016

tea with friends



Friends come by today, we had a 2014 Wuliang Gushu Honcha. Absolutely fabulous tea. Great time to fire charcoal in portable stove and boil water from a spring. Teaware by potsandtea.

pine twins

pine is my favorite tree...so it was just the matter of time when I make a tea scoop from this wood...





charred cherry

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