Category Archives: Tea Pot Series

Copper Coffee Carafe

Copper Coffee Carafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8″ x  10″  Copper Coffee Carafe is an assemblage in my teapot series, even though this one claims to be a coffeepot. A freestanding sculpture of found objects, it is created of an antique coffee cup, copper pot, beads, wire, candle holder and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This piece is posted for day 15 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush, for sale.

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Drinking Outside the Box

Drinking Outside the Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4″ x  6″ x 10″   Drinking Outside the Box is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. It has been a little while since I’ve done any new teapot sculptures, mainly because I usually work around a special items that I’ll find, and I just hadn’t found any cool pots lately, until this one popped up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The base is a wooden box from a set of children’s nesting boxes. I love the use of whimsical items and it’s a nice shape and solid form. It is wrapped in antique paper and topped with bits of tea papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pouring tea is created from wire, ribbon, chain and beads, and includes a special charm.

 

 

 

 

This piece is posted for day 9 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush, for sale.

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On Consignment

I can frequently be seen taking photos in and around the downtown area of Roanoke, VA. I love the small town feel of this little city, with its eclectic collection of shops in mostly antique buildings. Stores in town often have pressed tin ceilings and original hardwood floors, and they exude a feeling of hardworking business owners and friendly exuberance. I want to be a part of that; my option is to get my work on consignment in these places; I have been met with open arms.

Teapot series sculptures in the window of Freckles

Freckles is an awesome retro store and coffee shop on Kirk Avenue in Roanoke. Kirk is my favorite street in town.

The owner met with me and embraced my artwork. I’m thrilled to be part of her shop!

Ripple on Market

Ripple is an eclectic artsy hippie gypsy rock-n-roll type of smoke and gift shop!” A recent move to Market Street from 1st Street in Roanoke has opened Ripple up to a lot more foot traffic. Across from the historic (yet totally revamped) market building, this area has been a place to sell wares for a very long time. Being a part of that environment is important to me. Not just to sell my work but to be a part of tradition in Roanoke.

I approached the owner after seeing a sign in the window that she was looking for artists to consign work in the store. I was on a photo stroll around town when I saw the sign. I was on a photo stroll again when I took these shots last night. Thanks for giving me a chance Ripple!

Cookies and Milk

Cookies and Milk

8″ x 8″   Cookies and Milk is an assemblage in my teapot series even though it isn’t a teapot at all, but a pitcher. Milk glass speaks of home to me, a bedside table lamp I used to have, cozy nights, reading in bed. And of course, cookies and milk are homeplace goodness.

The antique tray and cup are a set, a luncheon set, that used to be popular for company snacking. The base, holding the pitcher, is created from parts of an old lamp. The “cookies” are glass Ball jar liners and a decorative disc from the same lamp, of bakelite. The “milk” is made of beads, antique sequins, and ribbon.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Lucky Clover Brew

Lucky Clover Brew

8″ x 14″  Lucky Clover Brew is an assemblage in my teapot series. The tiny pot is about 4″ tall, and is decorated with golden clover. The manufacturer was clever enough to produce it with two special four-leaf clovers hidden among the others. If you have a sharp eye, they are easy to find.

Seeking four-leaf clovers

The base is a metal candlestick, the scroll arm is from a different piece, a sconce. It holds an antique pink and gold teacup. The “tea” is created from ribbon, wire and beads, and includes a clover cookie cutter.

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By Heather Brush. For sale.

Greentea

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8″ x 8″  Greentea is part of my teapot assemblage series. The base was a Celtic knot-like decorative piece. Holding the small teapot is an old metal candlestick. The “tea” is made of beads, antique dressmaker’s sequins and wire.

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These ceramic teapots are delightful to see but the feel of them is even better. I imagine it warm and full of aromatic liquid, but empty, it is smooth as eggshells and holds the warmth of the hands that cradle it.

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By Heather Brush. For sale.

Sweet spot in the box

4″ x  6″   Sweet spot in the box is my assemblage tea version of a Jack in the Box. I always loved the thrill of turning the crank as a young child, waiting for the sproing of the clown to jump up and scare me. Here, I offer a fanciful spot of tea in reminder to enjoy the thrills of life, whether in a moment of reflection in a cup of relaxation or in the little jump we have in reaction to surprise.

The cup and saucer called the shots on this piece. I knew I wanted to do something whimsicle with them. I had the wooden tea box from a Goodwill trip. It is adorned with tea bags, with tea leaves for texture. Inside is an antique hanky. The tea cup and saucer are mounted on a wire spring and move freely as any good Jack in the Box should. The “tea” is made of glass beads. Be careful! It’s spilling over one edge.

In the lid is a finer quality tea bag, filled with more glass beads. And to the right hand side, a metal turn key completes the image of child’s toy.

By Heather Brush. For sale.