NinaRail

Nina Rail

Prague, Czechia | 50 Sales

NinaRail

Nina Rail

Prague, Czechia 50 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Woodfired porcelain.

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Last updated on Sep 14, 2018

Woodfired porcelain.

Nina Rail

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Four new ramen bowls!

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  • New mini starter jar is available!

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    My new bowls and mini sourdough yeast jar are taking a rest after the last firing.

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    About

    Wood-fired urban pottery

    After years of daily work as a production thrower in Prague and London I now make ceramic pots I design and produce myself, in the center of Prague. My intention is to make everyday objects beautiful and highly functional. Recently I treated myself to making large bowls and vases, often in the form of bottles. Knowing these are hardly the most used vessels gives me the freedom to make each of them unique while very simple and similar in style. I am an urban potter and I think these new vessels show it. I throw nearly all my pots from porcelain now, make my own celadon, temmoku a shino glazes and fire in a wood firing kiln in South Bohemia. There are not only large pieces in my production, I also started making tea pots, tea bowls and all sorts of small vessels as well. Balancing work and family life is often hard but I still consider myself lucky.

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    • Nina Rail

      Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

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    Last updated on September 21, 2018
    My production reached the stage where city potting became too small for me and got lucky enough to be able to build a wood firing kiln in the countryside. I still throw everything on a pottery wheel only now it is nearly exclusively porcelain. I make my own celadon, shino and temmoku glazes and fire 100 km away from the wheel. The kiln is small and so are my kids, so I throw during the winter and fire several firings during summer school holiday.
    Each firing takes about 17 hours of close attention, chopping wood and very frequent stoking. It is very demanding process but super rewarding and I know I don’t ever want to do anything else. I throw small pots very thinly and with the pale glazes they are beautifully translucent. Larger pieces challenge my throwing skills and I love making them, too.

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    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns
    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
    Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
    I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
    The following items can't be returned or exchanged
    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    Returns and exchange details
    I try to describe all pots as well as I can with photographs, measurements and other means but I understand that buying pottery online is risky. I am happy to refund any pot you will not find up to your expectations, just please take care of shipping it back to me.
    Payment
    I accept PayPal and will send your pots to you as soon as I receive a confirmation about your payment.
    The Czech Republic is part of the European Union. Import duties, taxes, and charges to countries outside of the European Union are not included in the item price or shipping cost. Any extra charges, if they arise, will be the buyer's responsibility.
    Shipping
    I am based in the Czech Republic so depending on the Post, delivery of your smaller pots may take one or two weeks.
    Large and heavy packages can take up to about a month, I will quote the shipping price and time individually with the listings.