Lava Fields - Midsize Stoneware Sidehandle Pot
Blending traditional and experimental pottery cast in wood-fired kilns, this exquisite sidehandle pot by our friend Petr Novak weds the rustic aesthetic of wabi style with traditional European techniques. Using stoneware, porcelain and hand-mixed glazes, these one-of-a-kind pots are inspired by tea and tea ceremony. Petr seeks to balance aesthetic beauty with highly functional wares, thus his pots are designed to enhance the tea while maintaining the rusticity often sought-after in teaware.
In his own words, "My relationship to the tea culture began long before my first clay work had seen the light of day. So I naturally came to ceramics with a focus on the ceramics used in the tea ceremony. Good pottery is as essential to the tea as much as the pure water and good company."
This pot is ideal for 5-7 person tea sessions while double-steepings can be used for larger groups than 7.