tea design: q&a with tea illustrator hennie haworth

What is your inspiration when designing, are there other designers or external sources that you draw upon.   Mostly when I’m drawing I look for the colours and patterns in things. This tea range has been great for that, with all the decoration and shapes in old fashioned bone china to play with. On a … Continue reading

tea design: abby berkson on why teapots are the masterclass for potters

Abby Berkson is a potter out Northampton, MA.   She had a BFA in ceramics from Alfred University; assisted Connie Talbot at High Hollow Pottery for four years before striking off on her own.  Abby has a love of textiles, children’s illustration and has spent lots of time teaching children’s ceramics classes – all of these … Continue reading

tea design: cristina espinosa of the heated, san francisco

This tea design interview is with Cristina Espinosa of The Heated, a design studio based out of San Francisco. She has built her business on the philosophy that less is more, and creates neat products with very little waste; designs are printed using water-based, non-toxic ink. Supplies are bought locally whenever possible and packages are … Continue reading

tea design with justine goss of the brilliant trees collective

Tell me a little about what you design and make – what got you into tea, and into designing teaware. I design and print a range of Edgy Chic Home-wares – Tea Towels at the moment but I am currently in “create” mode and I am looking at expanding into other products. I have just … Continue reading

tea design: functional stoneware pottery with pat parker

Tell me a little about what you design and make – what got you into tea, and into designing teaware. First of all, thank you for inviting me.  You have a wonderful and interesting blog!  I make all kinds of functional stoneware pottery, and the teapot is the most demanding of all the forms I … Continue reading

an interview with emilee of “look at this mug!” [chronicles of a teacup obsessed anglophile]

You clearly have a love for teaware and tea design, what are your favourite styles of teaware and is there something you’ve been searching for that you have yet to find. My tastes are actually pretty wide. I love all things vintage/antique, but I also love kitschy things. My favorite style, if I had to … Continue reading

tea design: designing tea textiles with helen king in moreton bay, australia

Paluma Print is a boutique design business based out of the amazingly beautiful Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia.  The name ‘Paluma’ comes from a small village set in the tropical rainforest near Townsville, far-north Queensland.  Helen first started screen printing textiles in north Queensland in the late eighties, inspired by the beautiful environment, and established … Continue reading

tea design: tea ceramics with megan john in cleveland, ohio

I love tea, I love the leaves and water, but to me tea culture is more than just the leaf, it’s about the artisan teapots and teacups, about the teahouses and the ritual of preparing tea.  In light of that, welcome to a new interview series – this time with some super talented and creative … Continue reading

tea design: a storm in a tea cup with rachel wilson in oxford, england

I love tea, I love the leaves and water, but to me tea culture is more than just the leaf, it’s about the artisan teapots and teacups, about the teahouses and the ritual of preparing tea.  In light of that, welcome to another interview in this tea design interview series. This interview is with Rachel … Continue reading

part 3 of the québec teaware competition: the ‘art and innovation in teaware’ winner

This year the Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Quebec, ran a ceramics competition to find the best, locally made tea-ware.  As part of their prize package the winners got to have their ceramic creations stocked in the Camellia Sinensis Tea House and featured on their website. There were a three of different categories in this … Continue reading

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