Aleš Belin Dančák - tea pottery CZ
Aleš ‘Belin’ Dančák studied music college in Ostrava and went on to work with glass, natural tiling and plaster models in workshops for several years. He considers himself a self-taught potter. “I have made pottery for fifteen years. I work with earthenware and porcelain, I use wood firing and what I like is to experiment with natural glazing. Working with clay brings me joy and I hope that the things I do have the same effect on the users.” At first, Belin fired his pottery in an electric kiln, but he was not satisfied with the results. He then tried wood firing that offers broader possibilities and he has stuck with it. He says: “You can try different materials; the firing temperature is quite high, 1300 degrees Celsius. Fire gives it colour and edge.” Read article.