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.
Monday, 29 February 2016
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
Just little update about my work availability. From now on my work is available on www.darjeeling.cz. Thanks!
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Monday, 22 February 2016
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
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
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
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Friday, 5 February 2016
Little update after long pause. With ability to post multiple images on Instagram I decided to stop posting here as it took too much time ru...
Petr Novák's pot on the tea bridge in Mirka Randová's boat. I usually like to have something beneath my tea pot or cup when makin...
I received this gorgeous piece of bog oak...can't wait to work with this beautiful ancient wood. Although, maybe I should leave it just ...